Midnight's Children to release on February 1 in India

By Hindustan Times

Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's ambitious project Midnight's Children -- big screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Booker prize-winning controversial novel of the same name -- is set to hit Indian screens Feb 1. PVR Pictures is releasing the film here. "Distributing Midnight's Children is a big honour. Deepa is an exceptionally brave filmmaker and Midnight's Children is a very special gem from her. We are absolutely delighted to announce 1st February 2013 as the India release date," Kamal Gianchandani, president, PVR Pictures, said in a statement.

The movie features a host of actors such as Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Shahana Goswami, Siddharth, Ronit Roy, Rahul Bose, Darsheel Safary and Soha Al