Director Ishraq Shah is making a film titled Ek Bura Aadmi which, according to him, is based on the life and times of Uttar Pradesh chief Minister Mayawati.
Kitu Gidwani plays the character of Rukmi Devi in the film which is modeled on that of Mayawati. Ishraq says that the character is wily, ambitious, ruthless, foul-mouthed and a law unto herself. He says the plot of the film is based on many real life incidents relating to the personal and political life of Mayawati.
Kitu Gidwani became popular in the TV series, Air Hostess aired on Doordarshan in 1986, and received critical acclaimed for her roles in Dance of the Wind (1997), Deepa Mehta’s Earth (1998), Govind Nihalani’s Rukhmavati Ki Haveli (1991), Kamal Haasan‘s Abhay and Deham (2001).
Ek Bura Aadmi is due for release in September