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Once again Salman rushdie in Sri lanka !!

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The Midnight’s Children, one of most Controversial writer Salman Rushdie’s novel was to be filmed once again in Sri Lanka However, has been put on hold for reasons unknown shooting has come to a halt before it shooting began.

In the late 1990s the BBC was planning to film a five-part miniseries of the novel with Rahul Bose in the lead, but due to pressure from the Muslim community in Sri Lanka, the filming permit was revoked and the project was cancelled. for the last two years is beeing in progress when indian film director Deepa Mehta picked up the project and Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie collaborating on the screenplay, indian actors Shriya Saran, Seema Biswas, Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Siddharth Naraya, Soha Ali Khan and Irrfan Khan, Shahana Goswami, are confirmed as participating in the film

It was learnt that on last tusday when shooting was scheduled to begin the cast and crew were turned back without being given any reason. The Film Team which is the company that is responsible for the filming in Sri Lanka. Ravindra Randeniya told The Sunday Leader that contrary to reports the filming had not been shutdown, but rather they had run in to some problems.

‘Some issues regarding the artists have come up and once these are resolved shooting will commence.’ He was unable to confirm when they were expected to begin filming stating that the decision was up to the production crew.


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March 12, 2011 at 12:24 pm

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  1. Hi,

    This post states the cast includes Irfan Khan. However, Irfan Khan is no longer a part of the film. It’s actually Ronit Bose Roy who is playing the role.

    Could this be followed up and corrected, along with more news on the film and the role/character played by Ronit Bose Roy.



    March 16, 2011 at 6:50 pm

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