New Delhi: Actress Shriya Saran, who features in Deepa Mehta`s "Midnight`s Children", says she had a "brilliant" experience working with the Canada-based Indian filmmaker, who played a perfect guide to her.
"Working with Deepa was a life changing experience. She is brilliant to work with. She is very driven and I felt very safe in her hands," Shriya, who earlier worked in Mehta-scripted "Cooking With Stella", said Shriya.
"She is very understanding and very sensitive. She`s always there to guide you. Something very special about her is that every morning she comes and gives you a very warm hug," added the actress who is active in both Bollywood and southern cinema.
She is known for working in Tamil film "Shivaji: The Boss" and Bollywood film "Mission Istaanbul".
The movie is a big screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie`s Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name.
The 30-year-old, who plays Parvati in the film, said: "Parvati is very a wonderful and strong character for any actor to play. She is one of the children born at the stroke of midnight, the moment India`s independence was announced."
"She possesses magical powers. But she can`t talk about her magic to anyone because if she does, she will turn into a witch," she added.
"Midnight`s Children", which released Friday, also features Rajat Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Ronit Roy, Satya Bhabha, Seema Biswas, Darsheel Safary, Shahana Goswami, Siddharth, Anita Majumdar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Soha Ali Khan.