Shabri to release before September: Eesha

Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma`s long delayed `Shabri` starring Eesha Narang, will be released before September this year and is set to be showcased at various film festivals.

`Shabri` is about a woman, played by Eesha, who becomes the first female crime lord in Mumbai. The film will be released by Reliance Big Pictures.

"I am very happy and excited that the film is getting released. Reliance Big Pictures will release the film..this development took place some two months back. The film would be released before September this year. The first copy of the film would be out soon," Eesha told PTI.

Directed by debutant Lalit Marathe the movie also features Manish Wadhwa, Pradeep Rawat and Zakir Hussain.

The film got delayed due to a dispute between producer Ram Gopal Varma and distributors Adlabs.

Eesha, who has earlier worked with RGV in `Company` and had performed the popular item number `Khallas` is eyeing a release of the film at the festivals too.

"We are in the course of finalising the post production.

We are planning on publicity and are aiming to release it at festivals also," the 34-year-old actress said.

About the film, Eesha said, "This was the most challenging role for me. This film is very much near and dear to me because of the role. I have worked very hard for it. I have given my sweat and blood. It is altogether a different film."

The actress will be seen in a de-glamorised avatar as her character has a very rustic look in the film.

"I play a woman who runs a crime racket from a Mumbai chawl. In accordance with the character, I have sported a non-glamorised look in the film and even speak foul language.

One time, my production controller refused to get me in on set, as he couldn`t recognise me," the actress recalled.