The Vaccine War True Story: Who is 'real-life' journalist Rohini Singh Dhulia played by Raima Sen?
Raima Sen's character in The Vaccine War is based on real-life journalist Rohini Singh Dhulia, Science Editor of the news portal The Daily Wire.-
Directed by two-time National Award-winning filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri, The Vaccine War was released in theaters on Thursday, September 28, 2023. Film-maker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri who has already made a name for himself after bringing The Kashmir Files, The Tashkent Files, and more, The Vaccine War chronicles India's race to develop indigenous COVID-19 vaccine in order to save 130 crore Indians (then) from the deadly virus. The Vaccine War is a true story based on a book by the then Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Balram Bhargava, the man at the center of the Covid scientific rollercoaster. Notably, the uniqueness of the movie is The Vaccine War reportedly uses names of real people across the ICMR and NIV – a rarity for a mainstream Bollywood film. As a result, The Vaccine War is expected to draw a massive controversy after its release. Talking about its starcast, The Vaccine War features Anupam Kher, Nana Patekar, Sapthami Gowda, Pallavi Joshi, Raima Sen, Girja Oak, Nivedita Bhattacharya, Yagya Turlapath, and Mohan Kapur. Notably, Raima Sen plays the character of a journalist in The Vaccine War. Interestingly, netizens have been quite curious to know about the journalist on whom Raima Sen's character is based.
For the unversed, Raima Sen's character is based on real-life journalist Rohini Singh Dhulia, Science Editor of the news portal The Daily Wire. Talking about The Vaccine War's True Story, it chronicles India's war to develop the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin (BBV152), the inactivated coronavirus vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the National Institute of Virology and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). Talking about characters, Nana Patekar plays the character of Balram Bhargava. The National Institute of Virology at Pune, whose head Dr Priya Abraham is played by Agnihotri’s wife and the film’s producer Pallavi Joshi.
Now, coming back to Bollywood actor Raima Sen's character of Rohini Singh Dhulia, below is everything you need to know about her-
Who is Rohini Singh Dhulia?
As mentioned by filmmaker Agnihotri, Rohini Singh Dhulia is the Science Editor of the news portal The Daily Wire. The Wire has been often embroiled in controversies on social media with netizens slamming the news portal for agenda-driven reporting that is generally anti-Modi government. Rohini Singh Dhulia is quite popular on social media as well. On X, formerly known as Twitter, , Rohini Singh Dhulia enjoys a following of 996.7K followers, while on Instagram she has more than 8K followers.
Vivek Agnihotri on his official X handle had wrote, "INTRODUCING: Raima Sen as Rohini Singh Dhulia, Science Editor, The Daily Wire, in a role you will love to hate. 5 DAYS TO GO!"
INTRODUCING:— Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) September 23, 2023
Raima Sen as Rohini Singh Dhulia, Science Editor, The Daily Wire, in a role you will love to hate.
5 DAYS TO GO!#TheVaccineWar #ATrueStory releasing worldwide on 28 September 2023. @raimasen pic.twitter.com/RHs1oZNxi3
What do fans say about Raima Sen's character?
A user wrote, "I had the opportunity to watch #thevaccinewar here in San Jose. @vivekagnihotri was here. Audience were lost in heartbreaking realization. How media has undermined and downplayed Indian efforts for a global cause!! You will be mad at @raimasen . She was asked to act mean and deceitful. She woke up and chose to slay the role. Every dialogue of hers is venom!! #pallavijoshi acts as scientist. Who is absolutely sweet, emotional and hardworking. Every mother relates to this role. Every women in the cinema characterize the strength and determination women had for killing the Covid ! After watching this you’ll say #india deserved #nobelprize !!! We supplied 100+ countries vaccines! Our efficacy is much better than others!"
I had the opportunity to watch #thevaccinewar here in San Jose. @vivekagnihotri was here.— Malavika Nandivelugu (@Malavikan95) September 24, 2023
Audience were lost in heartbreaking realization. How media has undermined and downplayed Indian efforts for a global cause!!
You will be mad at @raimasen . She was asked to act mean… pic.twitter.com/ZMoKbh9ulv
Another user wrote, "There's a journalist in #TheVaccineWar. Her name is "Rohini Singh" She works with "The Daily Wire" She uses an international #Toolkit to discredit Indian Vaccine & sells photos of pyres in $400. There will be a lot of meltdowns after this film."
There's a journalist in #TheVaccineWar— Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj (@DeepikaBhardwaj) September 25, 2023
Her name is "Rohini Singh"
She works with "The Daily Wire"
She uses an international #Toolkit to discredit Indian Vaccine & sells photos of pyres in $400
There will be a lot of meltdowns after this film 😆 pic.twitter.com/NajFOaDHm1
It is pertinent to mention here that True Scoop News cannot verify whether the character of Raima Sen is based on real life journalist. It only mentions what film-maker Vivek Agnihotri said in his tweet.