Bollywood adaptation of Rushdie novel

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Canadian director Deepa Mehta is helming a film adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s 1981 novel, Midnight’s Children (our July read chosen by Catherine), and Bollywood stars Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, and Irrfan Khan are reportedly considering roles in the film.

Mehta said she recently finished the screenplay, which she co-wrote with Rushdie, and will begin shooting the film in India in September. Confirmed cast members include Indian actors Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, and Nandita Das.

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