Show Segment October 30, 2012
Deepa Mehta On Salman Rushdie And 'Forrest Gump'

Deepa Mehta's new film 'Midnight's Children' is an adaptation of the Salman Rushdie novel and opens in theatres on Friday.

In this clip George asks Deepa Mehta if she and Salman have had a conversation about facing religious extremism over their art. Plus, Deepa tells the story of her and Salman hearing someone compare the film version of 'Midnight's Children' to 'Forrest Gump.'

In this clip, Deepa talks about...

Religious extremism

George:You and Salman could have some really interesting conversations on what it's like to face the brunt of religious extemism because of your art.

Deepa: You know George, we never have. I think it's one of those things we take for granted.

That sort of empathetic relationship...there was no need to talk about or bemoan the fact on why we're being persecuted.

'Forrest Gump'

Deepa: Somebody said we saw Midnight's Children...what did you think?...oh it's Forrest Gump with brown people...Salman said I wrote ir before Tom Hanks even read the script!'

Related:

THE BIO: Deepa Mehta

THE BIO: Salman Rushdie

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