On Tuesday Bollywood actor turned producer, John Abraham announced his next production venture under his home production banner. The actor is all set to co-produce a biographical drama on the life of a well-known, highly acclaimed social entrepreneur Revathi Roy. Revathi has started Asia’s first all women taxi service ”Hey Deedee” and the first all women last mile delivery service. John’s JA Entertainment has collaborated with Robbie Grewal’s Red Ice Films and Anil Bohra’s Vyka Entertainment to co-produce this biopic.
The film is currently in pre-production stage, and it will be directed by Robbie Grewal, who has directed John’s spy thriller “RAW”(2019). The story of the film has been adapted from the book ‘Who is Revathi Roy’ by Swati Lodha.
In a recent statement talking about the film, John said,
“I am very happy that we are producing this very upbeat story that combines the best of entrepreneurial twists with an extremely dramatic personal life. Revathi’s journey is that of a vivacious, funny, full of life, spirited woman, who despite all odds has risen like a phoenix and has been continuously working towards empowering underprivileged women,”
Robbie stating that’s it is an honour to be able to tell the story of such a heroic and courageous woman like Revathi said,
“Revathi’s life is full of crests and troughs and dramatic twists and turns. We usually see stories about how people rise from rags to riches; Revathi went from riches to rags to a revolution”
Revathi who was in the prestigious list of Fortune India’s most powerful women (2019), decided that she would only give employment to women who were below poverty line, earlier in her business setup.
Thus she has trained and empowered several women for the same, and in turn helped them and their families to live a life with full dignity and financial independence. The role model women once said, “Women are born fighters and an opportunity given to them never goes waste. All we need to provide is an ecosystem for them to flourish. In a small way, that is what my team and I have done.”
Talking about the film, Anil Bohra, the co-producer added, “Revathi has fought not just the harshest realities of life, but also the deeply patriarchal notion that awom en can’t drive’. Her business model itself defies this mindset by training thousands of marginalised women to drive, thereby setting them on a path of liberation and financial independence.”
Details about the entire cast of the film is still kept under wraps, and announcement about the same is expected to be made soon.