When Deepa met Salman – Midnight’s Children, the film, was born

 

Deepa Mehta first met Salman Rushdie three years ago when friends of hers invited the author to an advance screening in New York of her film Water, the film that went on to an Oscar nomination.

The avid reader (Mehta) and the exuberant cinephile (Rushdie) immediately hit it off, and over subsequent months, the two became fast friends - e-mailing often, and grabbing meals or drinks together whenever they were in the same city.

Earlier this year over yet another (this time, home-cooked) meal at Mehta's Toronto home, the friendship blossomed into a professional collaboration, with the director and her producing (and life) partner David Hamilton acquiring the film rights to Rushdie's 1981 Booker Prize-winning novel, Midnight's Children.

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