With growing protests and concerns being raised by a section of viewers from religious communities about its originals, Netflix is being forced to keep a tab and regulate the creative freedom of its upcoming content. It is reliably learnt that the first among such content to face the brunt would be the Vishal Bhardwaj adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s novel Midnight’s Children, which has reportedly been shelved.
While another theory claims that Netflix has fallen short of budget to produce it, it remains to be seen what among the two reasons are true. While Vishal Bhardwaj had repeatedly claimed that it was his one of his most ambitious projects to date, it only disappoints spectators that the novel adaptation may not happen on the digital platform at all.
Though there has been no official confirmation about it from Netflix yet, the creative team surrounding the project has been informed about this development. While we still hope the news isn’t true, awaiting an official announcement from Netflix could be the only resort next. Keep watching this space for updates.