How Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children finally reached the big screen…….

Salman Rushdie’s book Midnight’s Children won him many literary awards including the Best of Booker, a one-off celebratory award to mark the 40th anniversary of the Booker Prize in 2010. But as he reveals in his memoir titled “Joseph Anton”, getting the book made into movie version was a long drawn out and frustrating struggle. Sri Lanka was picked as the location to shoot it , initially in the form of a  television series and later as a  movie, but with politics getting in the way, one project as shelved while the second one was concluded despite several hiccups on the way.midnight

Here is a link to the story I wrote for the Sunday Times on how Midnight’s Children finally reached the big screen.

http://www.sundaytimes.lk/130317/plus/the-reel-story-of-midnights-children-seeing-the-light-of-day-36721.html

Author & Director promoting the film
Author & Director promoting the film
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