Richa Chadha-starrer Shakeela got its new realising date and is now getting realised on 25th December. “Making the movie was a tiring journey. When we began shooting, it was monsoon in Kerala. So, we had to shift to the coastal belt and later to Karnataka,” says director Indrajit Lankesh. He adds, “The Malayalam film circuit was dominated by male actors when Shakeela entered the scene. She rose in popularity as her films would run for 100 days in every centre in south India. Film also stars Pankaj Tripathi in it.