Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize profitable novel Midnight’s Youngsters will quickly be tailored into an internet sequence for Netflix. Vishal Bhardwaj, greatest recognized for steering movies like Maqbool, Omkara and Haider, will probably be helming the challenge.
The net-streaming large made the announcement from its official Twitter deal with on Wednesday. “We’re excited to announce that @VishalBhardwaj would be the showrunner for Midnight’s Youngsters, the sequence, which can stream completely on Netflix,” it tweeted.
We’re excited to announce that @VishalBhardwaj would be the showrunner for Midnight’s Youngsters, the sequence, which can stream completely on Netflix.— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) November 28, 2018
Midnight’s Youngsters revolves round Saleem Sinai who’s born on the stroke of midnight on 15 August, 1947. Broadly thought of as Rushdie’s most seminal work, it received him the 1981 Booker Prize, the Better of the Booker twice (in 1993 and 2008) and the James Tait Memorial Prize.
In a latest interview with Deadline, Bhardwaj stated, “The chance to translate one of many biggest works of literature in a medium that’s accessible to hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world is unbelievable, and I’m delighted to accomplice with Netflix in bringing Midnight’s Youngsters to life on display.”
“I’m assured that taking this quintessentially Indian epic that transcends generations and genres, mixed with the manufacturing values and inventive freedom that Netflix gives, will contribute to an unforgettable sequence that’s Indian at coronary heart and international in attain,” he added.
With Netflix making an attempt to broaden its attain within the Indian subcontinent, it’s more and more specializing in creating Indian originals greater than ever. The streaming large has a number of thrilling tasks lined up for its Indian audiences, together with Shah Rukh Khan’s Bard of Blood, Leena Yadav’s Rajma Chawal and Deepa Mehta’s Leila.
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