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08-26-2009, 03:39 PM #1
The hit ‘jodi’ is back
After 11 years, Canada-based director Deepa Mehta is set to bring feisty actresses Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das together again for a screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s award-winning 1981 novel Midnight’s Children.
The last time they came together in Mehta’s Fire, they created a stir as a lesbian couple. “Shabana and Nandita were magical in Fire,” said Mehta, who has also finalised Seema Biswas in the cast along with them.
“These are my three absolute favourites. Enchanting, enduring actors whom I’ve had the privilege of working with earlier. And Seema was absolutely resplendent in Water,” said Mehta.
Just how this cinematic history was mooted is a tale by itself that’s best left for Mehta to be recounted. “It was the simplest thing in the world. I’m aware the largest studios of Hollywood were trying for years to convince Salman to part with the filming rights for Midnight’s Children and he had refused them all. Salman and I have been friends for three years. On Nov 4, 2008, Salman and I were having lunch in New York when I casually said, ‘Wouldn’t it be lovely to make a film out of Midnight’s Children?” And Salman replied, ‘Why don’t you do it?’ As simple as that. Salman has seen my Water and loved it. So, he feels I could do justice to his book,” she said.
Mehta will start working on the novel right after she’s done with her other period epic film.
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