Wednesday, December 12, 2012

No ban for Midnight’s Children: Deepa Mehta in ‘in conversation’ programme of 17th IFFK 2012

Famous filmmaker Deepa Mehta said that her film Midnight’s Children has not been banned in India .normally distributors are deciding about the number of screening in a particular festival she added. She was talking at the ‘in conversation’ programme organized in connection with the IFFK. Deepa Mehta quoted that the theme of ‘finding home ‘is always classical. She opined that she would like to be known as a humanist filmmaker rather than a feminist director. Deepa Mehta explained that it was always difficult to adapt a screenplay from a book. Magical realism in her latest film Midnights children are based on truth and she said that she was not making a harry potter movie. She also said, music is always an integral part of her movies because it can always push the story forward. In a reply to a question about the ending of film, Deepa Mehta replied that the film concludes with the message that there is always a hope. 

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