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Salman Rushdie's Kolkata visit cancelled
Kolkata, Jan 30 : Controversial writer Salman Rushdie and filmmaker Deepa Mehta, who were scheduled to visit Kolkata to promote their film 'Midnight's Children' on Wednesday, have cancelled their trip, reports said.

PVR to release Midnight's Children in India
Leading film distribution company PVR Pictures will release Oscar nominated Deepa Mehta's next Midnight's Children in India on Oct 26.

Shahid Kapoor Has To Choose Either Deepa Mehta\'s Film Or Mira Nair\'s
October 15, 2010 : Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor has been approached by two renowned female filmmakers Deepa Mehta and Mira Nair. But the actor is in a great dilemma because both the filmmakers can't see eye to eye so Shahid is bound to choose any one of them.

Shabana Azmi Keeps Her Role In Midnight's Children Secret
September 14, 2010 : Veteran actress Shabana Azmi, who is playing an important role in Deepa Mehta's upcoming movie Midnight's Children, is keeping the details of her character secret.

Kangana Ranaut out of Deepa Mehta's 'Midnight's Children'
September 2, 2010 : Director Deepa Mehta sounded very excited when she signed Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut for her next film 'Midnight's Children', which is based on Salman Rushdie's book by the same name.

Deepa Mehta Signs Soha Ali Khan For Midnight's Children
August 4, 2010 : Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan has now signed Deepa Mehta's much talked movie Midnight's Children, which has seasoned actors like Shabana Azmi, Seema Biswas, Nandita Das, and Irrfan Khan.

Sisterly love lost between Vidya Balan and Rani Mukherji?
Filmmaker Deepa Mehta desired to work with Vidya Balan and had plans of casting her in a comic-venture paired opposite R. Madhavan two years ago. However, due to some reasons, the plan didn't work out.

Salman Rushdie Wants Imran Khan For Midnight's Children
By Subhash K Jha, Casting Imran Khan as the historically-plush Saleem Sinai in Deepa Mehta adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children is an idea that appeals to the author.

No Chances To Be Taken...Akshay Kumar WillGrow His Beard Full-Length ...
By Subhash K Jha, After the furore that was raised over the apology of a beard that Akshay Kumar sported as a Sikh in Anees Bazmi's Singh Is Kinng, Akshay Kumar is taking no chances.

Deepa's different 'domestic violence' issue
Deepa Mehta's recent 'Heaven on Earth' is about domestic vilolence and has a similar premise to that of another NRI tale on the same issue- 'Provoked'.

Preity Zinta recalls her most harrowing experience during Videsh
Preity Zinta narrated to us the most harrowing experience she had while shooting for the climax scene of Deepa Mehta's Videsh - Heaven On Earth.

Movie Review: Videsh
Videsh - Heaven on Earth: Puts you off to sleep, Rating: 1.5 out of 5*, Starring: Preity Zinta, introducing Vansh Bharadwaj, Director: Deepa Mehta.

Deepa Mehta Threatens To Withdraw Film From India
By Subhash K Jha, Deepa Mehta's Heaven On Earth was in censor trouble. The censor board asked her to drastically reduce scenes of domestic violence and to beep out a couple of expletives.

'Videsh' agrees on an 'A' Certificate.
Well, 'Videsh' a film based on domestic violence has sure been in the new of late and for all the right reasons until recent media reports suggested that the film is too violent and Deepa Mehta has been requested to tone down the battering of Preity Zinta in several scenes.

Is Deepa Mehta's Videsh similar to Provoked?
As Deepa Mehta's Preity Zinta starrer Videsh aka Heaven On Earth gets ready to release in India on March 27th, there is widespread speculation in industry circles that her film based on domestic abuse is extremely similar to Aishwarya Rai starrer Provoked that had released two years back.

Nandita Das's Yes To Rahul Gandhi, No To Narendra Modi(But Where Was ...
By Subhash K Jha, On Monday evening Nandita Das had a special screening of her directorial debut Firaaq. And Rahul Gandhi who was a special guest, was completely bowled over.

Deepa Mehta and Ravi and Renu Chopra host special screening of ...
Deepa Mehta and producers Ravi and Renu Chopra hosted a special screening of their film 'Videsh - Heaven on Earth' for their friends and close associates last evening at BR House in Juhu.

I have put my heart and soul into Videsh: Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta's Deepa Mehta directed Heaven On Earth is releasing coming Friday in it's Hindi version titled Videsh.

Videsh - Heaven on Earth
The talented director Deepa Mehta is back with another hard hitting social drama 'Videsh -Heaven on Earth' which is produced under the renowned banner 'BR Films' and is all set to hit the theatres on 27th March, 2009.

Deepa's Film To Have A Ship That Replicates The Titanic In ...
By Subhash K Jha, At this very moment production-designer Tamara Deverell (who has designed for films like Crash and X-Men) is working on a ship to be used in Deepa Mehta's film which would replicate the one that sailed from India to Canada in 1914.

Deepa Mehtas 'VIDESH has been preponed to March 20th '09
Deepa Mehta the talented director is back with a bang!

BR Films and Deepa Mehta come together with a hard hitting social ...
The talented director is back with another hard hitting social drama. Deepa Mehta's latest venture which was titled 'Heaven on Earth' internationally is now going to be called 'VIDESH' for the Indian territory and will hit the theatres in March.

BR Films and Deepa Mehta come together with a hard hitting social ...
The talented director is back with another hard hitting social drama. Deepa Mehta's latest venture which was titled 'Heaven on Earth' internationally is now going to be called 'VIDESH' for the Indian territory and will hit the theatres in March.

I hope the government makes my film tax free: Preity Zinta
Preity Zinta has been nominated as the best lead actress in Deepa Mehta's Heaven On Earth in the Genie Awards. The dimpled actress is on a high and seems pretty excited the way her career is going now.

Preity's big achievement
After her power packed performance in 'The Last Lear'; Preity Zinta, has again proved her mettle by getting nominated for Deepa Mehta's 'Heaven on Earth' yet again.

Preity-Reinvented
With films like Jahnu Barua's Har Pal ,Samir Karniks Heroes, Deepa Mehta's Heaven on Earth and Rituparno Ghosh's

Mira Nair: Shining bright
Women directors like Meera Nair and Deepa Mehta continue to make Indians proud on an international platform. Shekhar Kapur (Gurinder Chadha in a way too) can be dubbed a success too.

Rahul Khannas back into movies
After refraining from masala movies for years, Rahul Khanna, known for his performances in Deepa Mehta's 1947 Earth and Bollywood Hollywood, makes his foray into mainstream Hindi cinema with Saif Ali Khan's first production venture.

Shriya's learning experience
Abhijit Mhamunkar: Shriya Saran has just wrapped up her shooting with Deepa Mehta for her film What's Cooking, under the banner of BR Films. Shriya says working with the director Deepa Mehta has been an institution by itself.