'Midnight Children' a novel by Salman Rushdie which was caught by the directorial eyes of Deepa Mehta, lead her to make the novel into a motion picture art starring Shriya, Siddarth, Anupam Kher and Shabana Asami. The film is said to have an expectant ban by the Congress political party since the movie has scenes dishonoring late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Following a special screening of the film in Trivandrum, the Congress members have raised their opposition to the film being released in states ruled by Congress. Shriya who has her part in the film is startled by the decision of the Congress.
The shooting that has been held at Sri Lanka is said to have touched the ages where there was the Emergency Period that emerged under the Indira Gandhi's period. The Congress is against this and states this to be the reason for the ban.
With the movie being scheduled for release in India, the Congress leaders have strongly voiced out their disregard for screening the movie. Sources convey that the Congress cadres are planning to boycott the movie in other states too.