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Shriya Saran feels safe in Deepa Mehta’s hands

The actress will next be seen in Midnight’s Children

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Shriya Saran

Actress Shriya Saran, who features in Deepa Mehta’s “Midnight’s Children”, says she had a “brilliant” experience working with the Canada-based Indian filmmaker, who played a perfect guide to her.

“Working with Deepa was a life changing experience. She is brilliant to work with. She is very driven and I felt very safe in her hands,” Shriya, who earlier worked in Mehta-scripted “Cooking With Stella”, said.

“She is very understanding and very sensitive. She’s always there to guide you. Something very special about her is that every morning she comes and gives you a very warm hug,” she added.

She has worked in the Tamil film “Shivaji: The Boss” and the Bollywood film “Mission Istaanbul”.

The movie is a big screen adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name.

The 30-year-old, who plays Parvati in the film, said: “Parvati is very a wonderful and strong character for any actor to play. She is one of the children born at the stroke of midnight, the moment India’s independence was announced.”

“She possesses magical powers. But she can’t talk about her magic to anyone because if she does, she will turn into a witch,” she added.

“Midnight’s Children”, which released on Friday in India, also features Rajat Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Anupam Kher, Ronit Roy, Seema Biswas, Darsheel Safary, Shahana Goswami, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Soha Ali Khan.