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Midnight's Children film may not be released in India

Published on Sep 10, 2012 4:39 PM
Director Deepa Mehta, (left), and writer Salman Rushdie arrive at the "Midnight's Children" Premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on Sept 9, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. -- PHOTO: AFP

NEW DELHI (AFP) - A film of Salman Rushdie's 1981 prize-winning novel Midnight's Children may not be released in the country, its director has said, blaming "insecure politicians".

The adaptation, which has been shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, is due for worldwide release in October or November, but has yet to find an Indian distributor.

"Salman has often said that the book was his love letter to India. I think the film reflects that love," director Deepa Mehta told the Hindustan Times in Toronto.

"What a pity if insecure politicians deprive the people of India (of the chance) to make up their own minds about what the film means," she said.

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