Deepa Mehta to `Secret Daughter` for film

Updated: May 16, 2013, 14:51 PM IST

Los Angeles: After `Midnight`s Children`, Indo-Canadian director Deepa Mehta is bringing Shilpi Somaya Gowda`s novel `Secret Daughter` to the big screen.

Mehta is currently working on the script of the movie, which will be produced by Jody Colero of Silent Joe Inc and Hussain Amarshi of Mongrel Media.

`Secret Daughter` revolves around two families, one in Mumbai, India forced to give a baby up for adoption, and another in San Francisco raising a brown-skinned child from another culture, the Hollywood Reporter said.

Canada`s Harold Greenberg Fund helped option the novel which was published by Harper Collins for movie treatment.

Mehta has previously adapted Bapsi Sidhwa`s novel `The Ice Candy Man` and Salman Rushdie`s Booker-prize-winning `The Midnight`s Children`.