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 is about a pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, who grow up in the country that is ...
The film sees several renowned Bollywood and theatre artists like Shabana Azmi, Soha Ali Khan and Rahul Bose playing key roles.
Saleem Sinai (Satya Bhabha) is the hero of the film, a Midnight's Child who is the illegitimate son of a poor womanchild.
Southern actor Siddharth plays Shiva, the other Midnight's child, an offspring of a wealthy couple and a soldier in the film.
Parvati-the-Witch (played by Shriya Saran), a Midnight's Child, is born 7 seconds after midnight.
Shiva is Saleem's nemesis and they are fated to live the destiny meant for each other.
Soha Ali Khan plays Jamila, Saleem's sister.
Shahana Goswami plays Mumtaz/Amina, Saleem and Jamila's mother who's first husband Nadir Khan (left).
Ronit Roy (right) plays Ahmed Sinai, Saleem's father and Mumtaz/Amina's second husband.
Actor Rahul Bose, who has acted in filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children which releases today, says even though he has a small but significant role in the film, it cannot be called a landmark role in his career.
“If I had a big role in this film, then it would’ve been an important moment for my career but I have a small role in this film. It’s a significant and beautiful role... Moreover, this is my 20th year in the industry, so the time has gone that any role will make me identifiable or will break identity,” says the 45-year-old.
Bose recalls how long time back, he was author Salman Rushdie’s first choice for a mini series that was to be made on the book, which makes his association with the film all the more special.
“Fifteen years ago, when the mini series of Midnight’s Children was being made in five parts, out of 142 actors Salman chose me. So, to be part of the close circle of the film, I consider it to be a great pleasure,” he says.
The film also features Satya Bhabha, Shriya Saran, Siddharth, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, Shahana Goswami, Soha Ali Khan and Darsheel Safary.