Midnight's Children film adaptation to be called Winds of Change

Wednesday, 12 January 2011, 10:26 Hrs
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New Delhi: Deepa Mehta's much awaited film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize winning novel 'Midnight's Children' will be called 'Winds of Change'.

The film, starring Irrfan Khan, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Shabana Azmi and Soha Ali Khan among others, will start shooting in Sri Lanka next month.

"The film is going to be called 'Winds of Change. Because it is an ensemble cast, dates were a problem, but the film will start shooting soon," said a source close to the director.

The Canada-based filmmaker has written the script along with Rushdie and had said in earlier interviews that it definitely was a challenge.

"I love challenges and adapting 'Midnight's Children' is a challenge for me but it is very fascinating at the same time," said Mehta who had first read the book during the 80's.

'Midnight's Children' depicts the incidents before and after the independence and the partition of India through the eyes of protagonist Saleem Sinai, whose birthday coincides with the birth of independent India on August 15, 1947.

The filmmaker is best known for her film trilogy 'Fire', 'Water', 'Earth', which dealt with a gamut of controversial topics including lesbianism and the Partition.
Source: PTI
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