Web Series – Midnight’s Children
Director – Vishal Bhardwaj
Star cast – Ishaan Khatter
Producer – Vishal Bhardwaj
Season – 1
Digital Platform – Netflix
Release Date – Coming Soon
Synopsis: We know the obsession of Vishal Bhardwaj with literature and thus have seen him adapting a number of classic stories by veterans like Shakespeare and others. This time he has chosen the magnum opus of Salman Rushdie, which has remained a popular book since the eighties when it first came in the market. The Midnight’s Children web series is likely to hit the streaming giant Netflix soon and it is directed and produced by Vishal Bhardwaj. He is known to have made films like Haider in 2014, which is the adaptation of Hamlet with Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.
The film has bagged the People’s Choice award at Rome Film Festival. Similarly, his earlier films too were based on different classic stories of the veterans. With Midnight’s Children, he is doing his debut in web series. Talking about his first venture, he said the web series has given him the opportunity to translate one of the classics in a medium, which will bring people all across the globe close to it. He said he is happy to be the part of this project and excited to bring it out for the streaming platform.
As per reports, Shahid Kapoor‘s half brother – Ishaan Khatter, the Dhadak fame actor would be playing the lead role for the web series. The story of the web series revolves around the life of a young man called Saleem Sinai which will be played by Ishaan Khattar. He is born on the same day when India got its independence. Thus his life soon becomes associated with country’s progress. These include his health, his day to day activities and other things. Besides, he also has some telepathic power to connect with more than thousand kids born during the midnight. So, what goes next would be interesting to catch in the web series, which is soon to hit the said digital media.