Revathy’s upcoming directorial, Salaam Venky is inspired by the true story of a mother and her disabled son.
Last Updated: 01.30 PM, Dec 04, 2022
After more than a decade, Revathy has donned the director’s hat yet again for Salaam Venky, which stars Kajol in the lead. The duo recently appeared on Kaun Banega Crorepati season 14, and narrated the inspiring true story of the film to host Amitabh Bachchan.
The film follows the story of Venkatesh, a young man who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy and his mother and primary caregiver Sujata, with Kajol essaying the role of the latter. During their appearance on KBC 14, Revathy remarked that certain people face difficulties in life head on and full of spirit, living their lives to the fullest despite them.
Talking about how sometimes the simplest people end up being the bravest, Kajol appreciated Sujata’s bravery and will power. Sujata did not stop to think whether she could or could not do something. Kajol and Revathy then welcomed the real Sujata onto the show.
The promo was shared by Sony TV and was captioned “Jo simple hote hain wahi bada saahas dikhaate hain, aur iska pramaan KBC ke manch par aayi #Sujata ji hain!”
Check out the promo below:
The upcoming film marks Revathy’s first feature length directorial in almost two decades. Her last feature length directorial came in the form of the 2004 film, Phir Milenge, which starred Shilpa Shetty in the lead.
While Kajol essays the role of Sujata, Vishal Jethwa stars as her son Venkatesh. The upcoming film also features Vishal Jethwa, Rahul Bose, Rajeev Khandelwal, Aahana Kumra, Prakash Raj, Priya Mani, Riddhi Kumar, Aneet Padda, Jai Neeraj, Maala Parvathi and Kamal Sadanah in prominent roles. The film also features Aamir Khan in a cameo role as well. Suuraj Sinngh, Shraddha Agrawal, and Varsha Kukreja have produced the film under the banners of BLIVE Productions and RTAKE Studios.
Salaam Venky will be released in theatres on December 9, 2022.