PEOPLE IN INDIA MAY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE LATEST MEHTA FILM

Sep 11, 2012

By Scott Walker

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Deepa Mehta’s latest film is being hailed at film festivals in Canada.

But whether it will be seen in the country in which it’s set is still up in the air.

Mehta has told The Hindustan Times that Midnight’s Children hasn’t found a distributor in India yet.

The film is based on Salman Rushdie’s novel, and the Times is suggesting distributors are staying away from the film version because the novel was critical of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Mehta told the Times it would be “a pity if insecure politicians deprive the people of India the chance to make up their own minds about what the film means”.

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