I felt an instant connection with Deepa: Shahana Goswami

  • Midnight's Children

    Based on controversial British author Salman Rushdie's novel, Midnight's Children has been in the news for a while. And now, after courting controversies for almost ...

  • Midnight's Children

    Midnight's Children is about a pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, who grow up in the country that is ...

  • Rahul Bose

    The film sees several renowned Bollywood and theatre artists like Shabana Azmi, Soha Ali Khan and Rahul Bose playing key roles.

  • Satya Bhabha

    Saleem Sinai (Satya Bhabha) is the hero of the film, a Midnight's Child who is the illegitimate son of a poor womanchild.

  • Siddharth

    Southern actor Siddharth plays Shiva, the other Midnight's child, an offspring of a wealthy couple and a soldier in the film.

  • Shriya Saran

    Parvati-the-Witch (played by Shriya Saran), a Midnight's Child, is born 7 seconds after midnight.

  • Saleem

    Shiva is Saleem's nemesis and they are fated to live the destiny meant for each other.

  • Soha Ali Khan

    Soha Ali Khan plays Jamila, Saleem's sister.

  • Shahana Goswami

    Shahana Goswami plays Mumtaz/Amina, Saleem and Jamila's mother who's first husband Nadir Khan (left).

  • Ronit Roy

    Ronit Roy (right) plays Ahmed Sinai, Saleem's father and Mumtaz/Amina's second husband.

Shahana Goswami, the 26-year-old actor who debuted with Rock On in 2008, says she will only take up leading roles from now on. “I have changed my course of action.

I have done small parts and gained a lot of experience from them. But, now I’ve decided to move out of playing small parts,” she says. Her latest film, Midnight’s Children, released yesterday. Talking about working with Deepa Mehta, director of the film, Goswami says, “I felt an instant connection with Deepa. She was completely immersed in the film. I had a great time working with her.” Though based in Mumbai now, Shahana grew up in Delhi and often visits the city to be with her family.

“Places such as the Hauz Khas market, Khan market or my school make me nostalgic,” she reminisces.

 

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