Deepa Mehta

  • Deepa Mehta to adapt novel 'Secret Daughter' into movie 16-05-2013 05:31 PM

    Toronto: After adapting Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children' for the big screen, Indo-Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta is working on a script based on Shilpi Somaya Gowda's novel 'Secret Daughter' about how two families are bound by an adoption. Mehta is said to be busy penning the script for producers Jody Colero...
  • 'Midnight's Children' is a collaborative affair: Rushdie 21-04-2013 05:45 PM

    Washington: Celebrated writer Salman Rushdie is all over the film version of his acclaimed novel 'Midnight's Children'. He has himself done the screenplay and also serves as the film's all-knowing narrator. Yet he says it's Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta's film. She 'absolutely' took over once the script was done, Rushdie...
  • Salman Rushdie attends 'Midnight's Children' premiere in Mumbai 01-02-2013 03:02 PM

    Filmmaker Deepa Mehta's adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Booker prize-winning novel of the same name 'Midnight's Children' hit screens in India on Friday. ...
  • Skipped Kolkata visit out of solidarity for Rushdie: Deepa Mehta 01-02-2013 02:34 PM

    Director Deepa Mehta who was also invited to the literary meet, says she cancelled her visit out of solidarity. ...
  • 'Midnight's Children' Tweet Review: The film is full of hope 01-02-2013 12:44 PM

    New Delhi: Deepa Mehta is going to face the same problem in 'Midnight's Children' that most of the directors encounter while adapting a book for the visual medium. Salman Rushdie is known for the touch of magical realism in his writing which can be a tough thing to translate on...
  • Salman Rushdie's Kolkata trip cancelled 30-01-2013 11:47 AM

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  • Deepa Mehta's film 'Midnight's Children' captures essence of the book: Rushdie 25-01-2013 02:36 PM

    Director Deepa Mehta along with acclaimed author Salman Rushdie discusses her upcoming film 'Midnight's Children'. The movie is an adaptation of 's 1981 novel of the same name. ...
  • 'Midnight's Children' is based on facts: Deepa Mehta 21-12-2012 01:51 PM

    New Delhi: Deepa Mehta says her upcoming film 'Midnight's Children, which faced some criticism for its negative portrayal of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, has nothing 'historically inaccurate'. The movie, based on Salman Rushdie's Booker Prize winning novel of the same name, screened at the recently concluded Kerala International Film...
  • 'Midnight's Children' is personal to me: Deepa Mehta 19-12-2012 04:19 PM

    New Delhi: Deepa Mehta prepared like a fighter before 'Midnight's Children' went into production and though working on the film has been 'a difficult process' at times, the director is happy to finally present her dream project to Indian audiences. "I am thrilled that the movie is releasing in India....
  • 'Midnight's Children' is not meant for children 15-12-2012 02:59 PM

    Mumbai: Deepa Mehta, whose earlier films 'Fire', 'Water' and '1947: Earth' got into a severe censorial crisis, is pinching herself in disbelief over the all clear that her latest film 'Midnight's Children' was given by the Central Board of Film Certification in India. The film, an adaptation of controversial author...
  • 'Midnight's Children' to release without any cuts 13-12-2012 06:30 PM

    Mumbai: Deepa Mehta's film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel 'Midnight's Children' has been passed without any cuts by the Censor Boardof Film Certification (CBFC). The 62-year-old Indo-Canadian filmmaker's ambitious project, which is slated for a February release, has recently opened the ongoing 17th edition of International Film Festival of Kerala....
  • Deepa Mehta dismisses row over Midnight's Children 13-12-2012 02:09 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Dismissing reports of a ban on her film 'Midnight's Children', celebrated filmmaker Deepa Mehta said the second screening of the film at the International Film Festival of Kerala was cancelled yesterday following a request from its distributor. "Don't say ban as it will give me a heart attack," she...
  • IFFK: 'Midnight's Children' irks Kerala Congress 11-12-2012 06:38 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: No sooner than Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children' premiere show here got over Monday evening, a controversy has broken out that the film which shows former prime minister Indira Gandhi in poor light should not have been screened in a Congress-ruled state. State Cinema Minister K.B. Ganesh Kumar's estranged father...
  • 'Midnight's Children' to premiere at Kerala film fest 06-12-2012 10:44 AM

    Mumbai: Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children' is set to be premiered at International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) Dec 10. The film is an adaptation of Salman Rushdie's novel of the same name and features Satya Bhabha, Siddharth, Ronit Roy, Rahul Bose, Anupam Kher, Darsheel Safary, Soha Ali Khan and Shabana...
  • Midnight's Children: Darsheel excited about the film 21-11-2012 04:47 PM

    Mumbai: Teen actor Darsheel Safary is excited about Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children' because for the first time he is 'doing a film of this kind'. A big screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie's bestseller of the same name, 'Midnight's Children' cast boasts of names likes Anupam Kher, Shabana...
  • Darsheel to star in Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children' 12-08-2011 01:55 PM

    Darsheel Safary will next be seen in Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children' with Shabana Azmi. ...
  • Midnight's Children: The movie vs the book 07-07-2011 03:38 PM

    A few weeks ago Canadian-Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta and her producer husband David Hamilton completed principal photography on Midnight's Children, the film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's iconic novel. The film is scheduled for release in late 2012. Reading Stephanie Molen's location report from Sri Lanka, published in the Globe and...
  • Mehta wraps shooting of 'Midnight's Children' 19-05-2011 06:38 PM

    Toronto: India-born Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta has finished shooting for the first film adaption of controversial author Salman Rushdie's 1981 novel 'Midnight's Children' at a secret location in Sri Lanka to keep the fundamentalists at bay. The filming had to be kept ultra-secret, hidden away in Sri Lanka instead of...