Deepa Mehta's film "Midnight Children", which is based on Salman Rushdie's 1981 controversial novel by the same name, is all set to hit Indian theaters in December.
Earlier, Mehta had feared that the movie would not find a distributor and it might never release in the country. Luckily for the director, PVR Pictures acquired the film's distribution rights and is expected to release the film in the first or second week of December.
Kamal Gianchandani, CEO of PVR Pictures, saw the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival, after which he decided to buy the film's distribution rights.
"We're looking at releasing the film in December, either in the first or second week," Gianchandani told The Times of India.
When asked whether Rushdie's voiceover will be retained in the movie, Gianchandani said, "His voice remains in the film as the voiceover."
According to reports, PVR Pictures first surveyed the Indian market for the film's release before purchasing the distribution rights.
Though "Midnight Children" now has a distributor, there is a possibility that the film will face problems after it goes to Censor Board of Film Certification.
Gianchandani is very much assured that the film will be released without any hassle. "There are unnecessary speculations, but I am sure there is no controversy associated with the film. I am not expecting any trouble with its release," he said adding, "The film will be released in India in a big way.We haven't yet decided how many screens and prints, but the details are being worked out. We have two months at our disposal."