"Breathtaking @ShahanaGoswami as Amina; the lover, wife and mother in #MidnightsChildren. She illuminates the film," the Water director wrote on the microblogging website Twitter.
A collaborative project with the author -- Rushdie has co-written the screenplay for the film with Mehta -- the film is set for a 2012 release and has an ensemble cast including Seema Biswas [ Images ], Anupam Kher [ Images ], Shabana Azmi [ Images ], Rajat Kapoor [ Images ], Soha Ali Khan [ Images ], Rahul Bose [ Images ], Siddharth, Shriya and Darsheel Safary [ Images ].
The novel, celebrated around the world for its exemplary storytelling, is about children born on the day of India's [ Images ] independence.
Goswami's earthy look definitely generates interest about the film and makes us wonder if the film adaptation will do justice to the book.