New York, Nov 7 (IANS) Acclaimed Indian-Canadian film director Deepa Mehta will make a film based on "Midnight's Children", the Booker of Bookers Prize winning novel of India-born British author Salman Rushdie.
The writer himself will appear in the film, which is expected to be completed by 2010, Rushdie and Mehta announced at a press conference here Thursday.
Actress and social activist Shabana Azmai has agreed to act in the proposed film, so has Seema Biswas of the "Bandit Queen" fame. Actress Nandita Das will also be in the cast.
Making the announcement on the sidelines of the ongoing MI