By Hindustan Times
When you think of Deepa Mehta, you think of an Indian filmmaker who has successfully carved a niche for herself in the west. And while most wonder why her movies aren’t more mainstream, the director herself likes to refer to her work as commercial. In a candid interview, she answers some questions.
How difficult is it to adapt a book like Midnight’s Children, which is one of the most discussed novels in present times?
Deepa: It’s a double-edged sword. On one hand, you have access to the plot, the narrative and even the dialogues of the book (plus, of course, the fame and notoriety of the novel). Then, on the other hand, you have the inevitable comparison where the fans of the novel expect a facsimile of the same.