Rushdie to play Hindu mystic

Rushdie to play Hindu mystic

All Set: Salman Rushdie

Controversial novelist Salman Rushdie is all set to make his big screen debut in the screenplay adaptation of his own Booker of Bookers prize-winning novel Midnight’s Children.

Yes, Rushdie will be playing the role of Shri Ramram Seth — a soothsayer who floats six inches above the ground and hangs pictures of Vishnu’s avatars on his walls. 

The movie is being directed by Oscar-nominated Deepa Mehta and will go on the floors next year. The director is looking to release the film in 2010.

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