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Does Mehta's 'Midnight's Children' Prove The Novel Is Unfilmmable?

The movie adaptation of Salman Rushdie's Midnight Children, directed by Deepa Mehta, hit theaters in the U.S. on the back of largely average reviews. It is often joked that the Booker Prize winning novel is...

Mehta Defends Film Role

Canadian filmmaker DEEPA MEHTA has denied he stole the credit for Oscar-nominated film WATER from his "dear friend" ANURAG KASHYAP. Kashyap believes he was not given enough praise for translating the Hindi dialogue and insists...

Mehta's Water Fails To Make Splash

Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta's Water, which was nominated for a foreign-language Oscar this year, has failed to attract an audience in India, where the movie is set. When Mehta first began production of the film...

Indian Supermodel, Actress Portrays Lesbian

A top Bollywood actress has touched off controversy in India following word that she will play a lesbian in her forthcoming movie, I Can't Think Straight, which was recently filmed in England. Indian-Canadian Lisa Ray,...

Mehta To Make Film On Korean Princess

WATER director DEEPA MEHTA is set to make THE JULIA PROJECT, a biopic about an American interior designer who married the last crown prince of Korea. The film will focus on JULIA MULLOCK, who met...

Mehta: 'Was It Worth It?'

Indian director DEEPA MEHTA experienced so many problems making her award-winning movie WATER, she wonders whether it was worth the trouble. Mehta's hard-hitting drama focuses on 300 Indians who were refused entry into Canada nearly...

Mehta Tackles Another Hard-hitting Subject

Indian director DEEPA MEHTA, whose film WATER - about the plight of widows in colonial India - won best film at the Bankok Film festival last month (MAR06), has signed up for another hard-hitting drama....

Genie Awards Go Crazy

French-Canadian gay drama C.R.A.Z.Y. was the big winner at the 26th Annual Genie Awards in Toronto, Canada, last night (13MAR06), picking up an impressive ten trophies. JEAN-MARC VALLEE's movie follows in the footsteps of fellow...

Huffman And Lady Vengeance Triumph At Bangkok Festival

FELICITY HUFFMAN, CHAN-WOON PARK and DAVID LaCHAPELLE were among the winners at the Bangkok International Film Festival in the Thai capital over the weekend (25-25FEB06). The winners were announced in a star-studded ceremony at the...

Water To Open Canadian Film Festival

DEEPA MEHTA's controversial Indian movie WATER will open the Toronto International Film Festival on 8 September (05) - five years after violent protests forced Mehta to cease shooting the project in India. In 2000,...

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