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John Abraham to produce biopic on Revathi Roy, founder of Asia’s all-female taxi service


The actor is backing his third production of the year under his banner, JA Entertainment.

Producers Vivek Bohra, John Abraham, Anil Bohra and Robbie Grewal with Revathi Roy

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After an action film and a light-hearted romance, actor-turned-producer John Abraham is now focusing his attention on the life of social entrepreneur, Revathi Roy, who started Asia’s all-female taxi service called, Hey Deedee.

The film, co-produced and directed by Robbie Grewal, will be adapted from the book, Who is Revathi Roy, by Swati Lodha. The yet untitled film is currently in the pre-production stage.

Abraham is backing his third production of the year under his banner, JA Entertainment. He is also co-producing an untitled romance starring Arjun Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh, and the action film Attack (2020), with himself in the lead. 

In a press release, Abraham stated this was a story he had to tell, “I'm 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.”
 
Roy, who is also working on an all-woman last-mile delivery service, was on the list of Fortune India's most powerful women in 2019. She employs women only below the poverty line, empowering them towards a better future.

“We usually read stories about how people rise from rags to riches; Revathi went from riches to rags to a revolution! It is an honour to be able to tell the story of such a heroic and courageous woman,” director Grewal shared.

Roy added, “Women are born fighters and an opportunity given to them never goes waste. All we need is to provide is an ecosystem for them to flourish. In a small way, that is what my team and I have done.”
 
Produced by JA Entertainment, Red Ice Films and Vyka Entertainment, the biopic has not set a release date as yet.