Preeti Nigam plays the title role in the film Chakali Ilamma which is being made by Yadi Reddy and directed by Shivakumar.
Chakali Ilamma was a fiery revolutionary leader during the 1930s and 40s. She was bold and took on the might of feudal lords and razakars. She was also a social reformist and fought against slavery and oppression of 33 castes by upper caste aggressors who treated lower-caste women like sex objects.
Poet-turned-director Miriyala Ravikumar says the revolutionary film is aimed at stemming the suicides of youngsters for the cause of Telangana.
Preeti Nigam, a Dhoolpet girl, is known for films like Hari Bhari and Well Done Abba made by National Film Award winning filmmaker Shyam Benegal. She starred in many TV serials.