Director Deepa Mehta (L) and writer Salman Rushdie arrive at the “Midnight’s Children” Premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. – Photo by AFP
Director Deepa Mehta (L) and writer Salman Rushdie arrive at the “Midnight’s Children” Premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. – Photo by AFP

Canada-based Indian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's ambitious project " Midnight's Children" - big screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Booker prize-winning controversial novel of the same name - is set to hit Indian screens Feb 1.

PVR Pictures is releasing the film here, according to a report in Times of India.

"Distributing 'Midnight's Children' is a big honour. Deepa is an exceptionally brave filmmaker and 'Midnight's Children' is a very special gem from her. We are absolutely delighted to announce 1st February 2013 as the India release date," Kamal Gianchandani, president, PVR Pictures, said in a statement.

The movie features a host of actors such as Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Rajat Kapoor, Seema Biswas, Shahana Goswami, Siddharth, Ronit Roy, Rahul Bose, Darsheel Safary and Soha Ali Khan.

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