MUMBAI: Salman Rushdie's acclaimed novel Midnight's Children is set to hit the silver screen, with Deepa Mehta coming forward to produce and direct a film based on the Bookers prize novel.
The film is expected to be completed by 2010. Rushdie and Mehta said they will be co-writing the screenplay on the novel, which is spread over 600 pages.
Shabana Azmi and Seema Biswas will be acting in the proposed film.
Published in 1981, Midnight’s Children is the fictional story of Saleem Sinai, who was born at the stroke of midnight on 15 August, 1947, the moment of India's independence.
Mehta is known for issue-based movies Earth (1996), Fire (1998) and the Oscar-nominated Water (2005).