Booker Prize News
Salman Rushdie: A cultural Emergency is happening in India
The author of Midnight’s Children and The Satanic Verses issued an official statement, as he left India in a hurry today, and also tweeted that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee ordered police to block his arrival in Kolkata
Booker Prize-winning author Salman Rushdie left India for the UK in a rush on Friday, February 1. He emailed an official statement Click here to read more
Midnight’s Children to release on February 1 in India, with the correct Indian map, of course!
PVR Pictures is bringing the movie based on Salman Rushdie’s controversial novel to Indian theatres, and filmmaker Deepa Mehta assures audiences that she has replaced the incorrect Indian map shown in the film
Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s ambitious project Midnight’s Children – big screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize-winning controversial novel of the same name – is set to hit Indian screens February 1. PVR Pictures is releasing the movie that features actors Click here to read more
Midnight’s Children cleared by Indian censor board
Deepa Mehta’s critically acclaimed and controversial film based on Salman Rushdie’s book has finally been cleared by the CBFC without a single cut
International filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s film Midnight’s Children has been cleared by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), and without any cuts. The filmmaker is “thrilled”. Click here to read more
Jaipur Literature Festival: Oprah Winfrey steals the show!
Exclusive report from the Jaipur ‘celebrity festival’
Cineswami decided to take a punt and brave the cold, not to mention the crowds of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival, only to find that the literature has firmly taken a backseat to celebrity culture. Thanks to the festival being free to all, the crowds have ballooned, resulting in a free for all. Crowds are meat and drink to celebrities (however minor) who give two hoots for literature but will do anything to soak up the adulation of adoring audiences. Thus Kabir Bedi was present at the opening night along with his helpmeet Parveen. They disappeared from sight soon enough. Leading independent filmmaker Ketan Mehta was there with his consort Deepa Sahi, but since all the literary sessions were packed solid by the junta, they were wandering around on the sidelines. Vidhu Vinod Chopra was present with his talented author daughter and they were having a good time. Click here to read more
Shriya Saran in MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN
The first look of Deepa Mehta’s film based on Salman Rushdie’s book
Released exclusively by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Twitter, this picture from Deepa Mehta’s film Midnight’s Children shows actors Shriya Saran and Satya Bhabha getting all lovey-dovey. Click here to read more