Rohini Hattangadi to play Uma Bharti in David?

The Gandhi actor will now play the character inspired by Uma Bharti in Bejoy Nambiar’s forthcoming release

Bejoy Nambiar’s forthcoming film David starring Neil Nitin Mukesh and Southern superstar Vikram is one of the most promising films of 2013. The movie has a solid starcast and besides Tabu, there’s one more female actor, known for her versatile performances, who will be seen in this gritty film.

Rohini Hattangadi will portray a character inspired by the real life personality of Uma Bharti in David. A little birdie tells us that Hattangadi will play a Hindu hardliner in the film who believes that Catholics forcefully convert Hindu followers into Christianity. Interestingly and as a matter-of-fact, Uma Bharti, the BJP politician also had similar views. In fact, a very high profile case of burning of an Orissa priest has been integrated into the plot of David to make the production look more real.

We are certainly curious to watch this gritty, dark cinema. What about you, BollywoodLifers?