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Bringing ‘Midnight’s Children’ to screen

NEW YORK — Almost any fan of “Midnight’s Children” will tell you there’s magic in the pages of Salman Rushdie’s iconic novel.

So it’s not shocking that otherworldly forces seemed in play when Rushdie sat down for dinner with director Deepa Mehta to discuss his 2005 novel, “Shalimar the Clown,” and, inexplicably, emerged with a plan to make “Midnight’s Children” into a film.

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