Mumbai, Feb 6 (PTI) Director Shree Narayan Singh is on board to helm a film on the life of Verghese Kurien, the Father of White Revolution in India. Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Heavy Rains Paralyse City, IMD Warns of 'Flooding', Local Trains Suspended Due to Waterlogging; BMC Declares Holiday
Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures, has acquired the rights for the book “I Too Had A Dream”, which chronicles Kurien’s life. Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights
The “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” director said the movie will give an insight into the milk revolution, with emphasis on the social entrepreneur’s role in empowering, especially women. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Receives Notice From BMC Over 'Unauthorised Construction' of Her Residence, Here’s What They Found ‘Illegal’
“The film will talk about not just making profits and being a huge enterprise but also Dr Kurien’s role in empowering general public, especially women, at the grassroots level, Dr Verghese Kurien was a visionary businessman, philanthropist and a great human being,” Singh said in a statement.
Kapoor said she was excited to bring another interesting story to the celluloid.
“Balaji has always strived to bring interesting stories on screen, and the story of Dr Verghese Kurien is not only engaging but extremely inspiring too. I am delighted to collaborate with Shree Narayan Singh to tell the story of a true visionary,” she said.
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