Shree Narayan Singh, Ekta Kapoor to collaborate on biopic of 'Milkman of India' Verghese Kurien based on his autobiography

FP Staff

February 06, 2018 11:30:04 IST

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha director Shree Narayan Singh has joined hands with Ekta Kapoor for his third directorial venture which will be a biopic on Dr Verghese Kurien, the father of the White Revolution in India.

Verghese Kurien. Twitter

Verghese Kurien. Twitter

Mumbai Mirror reports the filmmaker, who is currently shooting Batti Gul Meter Chalu with Shahid Kapoor, will soon be developing a script out of Kurien's autobiography I Too Had A Dream. Producer Ekta Kapoor, on the other hand, has already acquired the rights for the film.

"The story of Dr Verghese Kurien is not only engaging but extremely inspiring. I am delighted to tell the story of a true visionary," Ekta Kapoor said, confirming the news to Mirror.

Operation Flood, that occurred in 1970 helmed by Dr Verghese, was one of the biggest agricultural developments in India. The dairy production and business saw a huge change after Operation Flood.

While speaking on Dr Verghese, Shree Narayan Singh said to the same publication, "Dr Verghese Kurien was a visionary businessman, philanthropist and a great human. He wanted to study nuclear engineering but ended up in the dairy industry."

Earlier, a Mid-Day report suggested the Milkman of India Dr Verghese's biopic will be directed by Timangshu Dhulia. Ekta and Tigmangshu had been considering Aamir Khan for the role of Verghese. Later, it was also claimed that Aamir could not give his nod for the film owing to date issues.

Now that Shree Narayan has been confirmed as the director for the Milkman biopic, it would be interesting to see who gets to play the central character.

Dr Verghese played a major role in reforming Indian economy by empowering the rural men and women with the dairy agriculture. He passed away in the year 2012. He wrote I Too Had A Dream in 2005.

Updated Date: Feb 06, 2018 11:30 AM