Mumbai: World renowned author Salman Rushdie, who has been rated tenth in the category of the fifty greatest British writers since 1945, recently visited Mumbai to meet Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan. According to reports, the actress plays a prominent part in the international movie adaptation of his famous novel ‘Midnight`s Children’.
Bollywood beauty Soha Ali Khan couldn’t have asked for more in terms of first hand narration by the esteemed author Salman Rushdie. Soha’s excitement knew no bounds when she met the Booker Prize winner Salman Rushdie, on whose novel a film is being made by ace filmmaker Deepa Mehta.
Talking to a news daily, a highly placed industry source reveals, "Salman and Soha bonded big. The author is delighted that Soha is on board and travelled down to meet her and discuss the novel, its cinematic adaptation and Soha`s character. Salman is always kept in the loop by Deepa as she understands that he will be excited to know everything. The novel is one of his best works and he would want to see everything in order before cameras roll."
When contacted, Soha confirms, "I did meet him and thoroughly enjoyed his company. It is a pleasure to discuss things with him and know his perspectives. I have been a huge Rushdie fan and ‘Midnight`s Children’ is one of my favourite books."
His writing style, she says, has this magic realism and element of fantasy that is wonderful. "I love that he is sometimes so irreverent about things," she adds.