Biopic on late Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha to be bankrolled by T-series

New Delhi:

Late VG Siddhartha, the founder of Cafe Coffee Day, lived an extraordinary life.

Publishing house Pan Macmillan India had earlier announced that they would be releasing the biography of late VG Siddhartha. The book, titled Coffee King: The Swift Rise and Sudden Death of Cafe Coffee Day Founder V. G. Siddhartha, will be released soon. The book will portray his “dynamic rise as a businessman and his fall from grace, unravelling the reasons that led to his financial crises and eventually his shocking death”. 

Coffee King: The Swift Rise and Sudden Death of Cafe Coffee Day Founder V. G. Siddhartha has been written by investigative journalists, Rukmini BR and Prosenjit Datta. Now, it has been revealed that a film is on cards on the book. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh on Friday revealed that the rights of the book has been acquired by T-series. 

“BIOPIC OF CAFE COFFEE DAY FOUNDER ANNOUNCED… #TSeries [#BhushanKumar], #AlmightyMotionPicture and #KarmaMediaEntertainment acquire AV rights to the biography of entrepreneur #VGSiddhartha, Founder of #CafeCoffeeDay… Details in the OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT…” Taran Adarsh said in a tweet.

Producer Prabhleen Kaur Sandhu, Almighty Motion Picture said, “Cafe Coffee Day is one of India’s most beloved brands and we will be adapting all the nuances of the story of its architect, VG Siddhartha on screen. This is a deeply researched book which gives us a lot of scope to bring out unknown facets of this great entrepreneur’s life.”

Co-writer of the book, Rukmini BR said, “Siddhartha’s story is filled with thrilling twists and turns in every stage of his life. Almighty Motion Picture’s track record of bringing complex human stories to screen makes this adaptation an exciting proposition for us.”

Co-writer of the book, Prosenjit Datta added, “Siddhartha was simultaneously the most humble businessman as well as an exceedingly ambitious one. We are capturing this contradiction in both the book and on screen.” Producer Shaailesh R Singh, Karma Media and Entertainment concluded saying, “It’s one of the most exciting project of my career.”

Siddhartha, who co-founded the country’s largest coffee retail chain CCD, died by suicide on July 31, 2019,


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