Bollywood sensation Deepika Padukone is making waves not just on screen, but also in the business world. Under her venture KA Enterprises, the acclaimed actress has invested in the homegrown coffee brand, Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters, during the company’s Series B funding round. Blue Tokai, renowned in Delhi, Bengaluru, and Mumbai, has gained a devoted following for its exceptional coffee.
Deepika joins a notable list of investors including A91, Anicut Capital, and 8i Ventures. In a statement, KA Enterprises expressed their excitement about the partnership, emphasizing Blue Tokai’s dedication to quality and innovation in the world of specialty coffee. The collaboration aims to make Indian specialty coffee more accessible and propel it onto the global stage.
In an interview with The Week magazine, Deepika Padukone shed light on her investment strategy, emphasizing her interest in fostering the growth of local, small, and medium-sized businesses. She stated, “I wanted to invest in companies whose values align with mine, and I wanted to help small businesses grow. I think it was important for me to add value, with my time and my money, to help Indian businesses.”
With a string of successful projects under her belt, including “Pathaan” and “Jawaan,” Deepika is set to grace the big screen next year with two colossal ventures. She will feature alongside Prabhas and Amitabh Bachchan in the Pan-India sci-fi epic “Kalki 2928 AD” and later, take on the role of an Air Force pilot in the high-octane aerial action-drama “Fighter,” co-starring Hrithik Roshan and Anil Kapoor.