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New Delhi – Deepa Mehta's latest film Midnight's Children is based on the best-selling, Booker Prize-winning 1981 book by Salman Rushdie, which revolves around the partition of India and Pakistan following the end of British rule in 1947. Both Rushdie and Mehta have faced their share of controversies over the years. Mehta's hard-hitting 1996 film Fire had to be pulled out of Indian cinemas as women's groups protested against its lesbian theme, and 1998's Water -- which looked at the state of widows in the country -- had to be filmed outside India after its set was ransacked by protestors.

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