One of the leading producers in the Hindi entertainment space, Ekta Kapoor has joined hands with Toilet: Ek Prem Katha helmer Shree Narayan Singh for a movie based on Verghese Kurien’s revolutionary dairy development programme of 1970, Operation Flood. Kurien is known as the architect of India’s White Revolution, which made India the world’s largest milk producer by 1998.
Reportedly, the makers have also purchased the rights for Kurien’s autobiography I Too Had a Dream (2005). The film will be jointly produced by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Motion Pictures and Shree Narayan Singh.
“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,” Ekta said.
“The film will talk about not just making profits and being a huge enterprise but also Dr Kurien’s role in empowering the general public, especially women, at the grass-root level. Dr Kurien was a visionary businessman, philanthropist and a great human. He wanted to study nuclear engineering but ended up in the dairy industry,” said Singh.
Shree Narayan Singh is currently shooting for his next film Batti Gul Meter Chalu with Shahid Kapoor. He will start work on this new project right after completing his current film.