Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize profitable novel Midnight’s Kids will quickly be tailored into an online collection for Netflix. Vishal Bhardwaj, finest identified for steering movies like Maqbool, Omkara and Haider, might be helming the mission.
The net-streaming big made the announcement from its official Twitter deal with on Wednesday. “We’re excited to announce that @VishalBhardwaj would be the showrunner for Midnight’s Kids, the collection, which can stream solely on Netflix,” it tweeted.
Midnight’s Kids revolves round Saleem Sinai who’s born on the stroke of midnight on 15 August, 1947. Broadly thought of as Rushdie’s most seminal work, it gained him the 1981 Booker Prize, the Better of the Booker twice (in 1993 and 2008) and the James Tait Memorial Prize.
In a current interview with Deadline, Bhardwaj stated, “The chance to translate one of many best works of literature in a medium that’s accessible to thousands and thousands of individuals all over the world is unbelievable, and I’m delighted to accomplice with Netflix in bringing Midnight’s Kids to life on display.”
“I’m assured that taking this quintessentially Indian epic that transcends generations and genres, mixed with the manufacturing values and artistic freedom that Netflix presents, will contribute to an unforgettable collection that’s Indian at coronary heart and world in attain,” he added.
With Netflix attempting to broaden its attain within the Indian subcontinent, it’s more and more specializing in creating Indian originals greater than ever. The streaming big has a number of thrilling tasks lined up for its Indian audiences, together with Shah Rukh Khan’s Bard of Blood, Leena Yadav’s Rajma Chawal and Deepa Mehta’s Leila.
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