Author Salman Rusdhie, who's working with director Deepa Mehta on the adaptation of his novel Midnight's Children, feels that actor Imran Khan is perfect for the character of historically-plush Saleem Sinai.
Though the Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na actor doesn’t have the 'special’ nose that the novel’s protagonist possesses, Rushdie apparently thinks Imran would be the best person to play the character and the actor is director's top priority for the role.
Director Deepa Mehta has confirmed this and says that Salman would meet Imran before taking a final call.
Says Deepa. “I feel if it’s a good actor and suits the role then his popularity can only add to the film’s equity.”