CLASH OF THE CLASSICS
Looks like filmmakers Deepa Mehta, 62, and Mira Nair, 54, are ready to take on the world of international film festivals with their respective forthcoming films. Mehta’s adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s 1980 classic, Midnight’s Children, will be screened at the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, starting from September 6. Actors Satya Bhabha and Shriya Saran have played the lead roles of Saleem Sinai and Parvati. Nair’s adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s 2007 political thriller, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, will be screened at the 69th Venice Film Festival on August 29. Kate Hudson and Riz Ahmed have played the lead roles of Erica and Changez. Ah! Clash of the titans.