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Midnight’s Children renamed

Deepa Mehta’s much-awaited film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize winning novel Midnight’s Children will be called Winds of Change. Read on for details.

bollywood Updated: Jan 14, 2011 18:03 IST

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.

Name game

"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," Deepa Mehtasaid 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 in the ‘80s.

Midnight’s Children depicts the incidents before and after the independence and the partition of India through the eyes of its 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 and Earth, which dealt with a gamut of controversial topics set in India including lesbianism and the Partition.