Australian-Indian actress and model Chandrika Ravi announced a biopic on Silk Smitha on the occasion of the iconic star's 63rd birth anniversary on Saturday, December 2. Titled Silk Smitha The Untold Story, the upcoming film will be coming out in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, and Malayalam languages and is set to be directed by Jayaram Sankaran, who also worked on the Amazon Prime Video eight-episode Tamil series Sweet Kaaram Coffee. Chandrika, who shared the first look announcement poster in black and white on Instagram, is seen recreating the late actress' classic look in a saree and kohl-lined eyes and wrote, "Happy 63rd birthday to the timeless beauty, Silk Smitha. With the blessings of her family, it is with immense gratitude that we share with the world her untold story." (sic)
Silk Smitha, who acted in several Telugu, Tamil, and Malayalam films, while also appearing in Kannada and Hindi languages, garnered a huge fan following during the 1980s and was predominantly seen in glamorous roles. Despite rising to fame in quick time, the late actress often expressed her interest in portraying character roles before she passed away in September 1996. The news of Silk Smitha's demise came as a big shock to the film fraternity and fans across the country, with several films since then made based on her, either as a biopic or loosely inspired by her life.
Chandrika Ravi, who will be headlining Silk Smitha The Untold Story, is known best among Tamil cinema fans for playing the role of a ghost in Iruttu Araiyil Murattu Kuththu (2018), while also making an appearance in the adult horror comedy film's Telugu remake titled Chikati Gadilo Chithakotudu (2019). She subsequently garnered a huge fan following after featuring in the 'Maa Bava Manobhavalu' song in the Nandamuri Balakrishna-starrer, Veera Simha Reddy, released earlier this year. Apart from the upcoming Silk Smitha biopic, Chandrika is also attached to a project in English titled Bollywood to Hollywood.