Deepa Mehta, who had earlier said that her film on Salman Rushdie’s book, Midnight’s Children, might never release in India, has found a distributor, and now the film will hit theatres in India in December.
Also, Rushdie’s voiceover will remain intact in the film, contrary to earlier worries of removing it here to appease hardliners. Deepa had refused to buckle under pressure and included Rushdie as a core member of the project, who has co-written the film with Deepa and is also one of its producers. According to a report in Times of India.
CEO of PVR Pictures, Kamal Gianchandani, said, “We’re looking at releasing Midnight’s Children in December. Rushdie’s voice remains in the film as the voiceover.” Ronit Roy, who plays Ahmed Sinai, said, “I am not just happy but ecstatic. This film needs to be seen in India.” Gianchandani added that he is not expecting any trouble with the censor board.