The film is a screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s book by the same name. The shooting of the film will commence in January 2011, in Sri Lanka where Mehta’s Water was earlier shot. The film also stars Shabana Azmi, Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Nandita Das, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Seema Biswas . The film is an English language film.
Kher wrote on twitter, “Finally doing Deepa Mehta’s film based on Salman Rushdie’s book, Midnight’s Children.” Mehta and Rushdie have been working together on the screenplay for the past two years.