Netflix is dabbling in some intimate, Indian content. Their Sacred Games talked about crime in India, their Ghoul talked about the rising intolerance in India. Now, there are rumours that maverick director Vishal Bharadwaj has been roped in to adapt Salman Rushdie’s controversial novel. Midnight’s Children as a web series for Netflix. Right now, this is just a rumour, but with recent events, it isn’t beyond the realms of possibility.
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Earlier this week, Salman Khan was rumoured to be interested in producing a kid centric web series. Amazon Prime will have Anushka Sharma producing a crime and investigation web series, so on and so forth. Farhan Akhtar earlier made the first Indian web series for Amazon Prime, Inside Edge, which will soon have a second season. The second season is currently being shot in Georgia.
Midnight’s Children is based just before, during and after the Indian Independence of 1945 and is said to have inspired several other Indian and other origin writers to come up with stories that are historically accurate, with doses of fiction.