Tim Supple, Tushingham and his play, "Haroun and the Sea of Stories," was performed in a Royal National Theatre production at the Cottesloe Theatre in London, England with Nitin Chandra Ganatra, Nabil Shaban, Sudha Bhuchar, Sam Dastor, and Robert Bowman in the cast. Tim Supple was also director.
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Sir Salman Rushdie
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[on a forced shutdown in Sri Lanka during the filming of 'Midnight's Children'] We lost two day's shooting and a lot of sleep. It's clear that there was somebody in the Iranian foreign ministry - I don't know who, and I don't know at how high a level it was, but someone - said to the Sri Lankan ambassador they they disapproved of the permission having been given [to film] and that it should be ...
Sentenced to death in 1989 for his book "The Satanic Verses" by the Ayatollah Khomeini
, who proclaimed the book to be an insult to the Islamic religion. He has lived under police protection ever since. Since the Ayatollah's death, he has become a slightly more public person.