`Midnight`s Children` to release Feb 1 in India

Updated: Dec 25, 2012, 08:42 AM IST

New Delhi: 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.

"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.