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This is my Love letter to India: Deepa Mehta

Posted on Dec 11, 10:09AM | UNI

Acclaimed filmmaker Deepa Mehta today said her latest film 'Midnight's Children' is a love letter to India as quoted by author Salman Rushdie.

Addressing a press meet conference at Kairali Theater here on the fourth day of International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK), She said it was her third visit to IFFK and is happy to present the film before Malayali audience.

Actor Rajat Kapoor said it was a great experience to portray such a character in a Deepa Mehta film. Rahul Bose described his part in the film as 'once in a lifetime chance for him.' Producer of the film David Hamilton remembered that he was stunned by the huge participation of audience in the earlier IFFK when 'Water' was screened.

He also added that he is looking greater collaboration for film production from India.

Both director and producer were of the opinion that IFFK is the place for the most passionate audience of film. Deepa Mehta mentioned that Salman Rushdie, who scripted the film, was supportive towards the project and his eyes were filled with tears after watching the film.