Rajkummar Rao next appears in a biopic of Srikanth Bolla, a visually impaired industrialist. The film, tentatively titled ‘Srikanth Bolla’. Sumit Purohit and Jagdeep Sidhu has written the script which is helmed by Tushar Hiranandani, who earlier directed ‘Saand Ki Aankh’
Rajkummar Rao, when asked about his character, stated, “Srikanth Bolla is an inspiration! It’s indeed a privilege to play such an inspiring persona who has been through a lot of hardships and despite that has risen like a phoenix! I am really looking forward to playing Srikant. I’m happy to collaborate with Bhushan sir yet again on this compelling project.”
Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, and Nidhi Parmar Hiranandani will produce the film under T-Series Films & Chalk N Cheese Films Production LLP. Bhushan Kumar, Managing Director and Chairman of T-Series, said of the inspiring storey, “Srikanth Bolla’s story testifies the very proverb of acing against the odds. Having faced so many challenges since birth, yet not letting anything hamper his dreams – his journey is truly inspirational. And it’s indeed a privilege to be associated with a person like him.”
He adds, “The personality of this character is such that only an actor of a calibre like Rajkummar Rao can justify it and we are happy to have such a fine actor on board. Tushar Hiranandani’s vision to showcase this captivating story is very peculiar. As we are thrilled to make this film, we are equally excited for the audiences to witness this compelling story of Srikanth.”
Srikanth Bolla was born to modest, uneducated parents in a tiny, nondescript village in rural Andhra Pradesh. After opting for the scientific stream in the tenth grade, he began a legal struggle with the state. He not only received high grades on his tenth and twelfth-grade exams, but he also became the first foreign blind student to attend the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States.
The film will go on floors in July 2022.