‘Slumdog’ laden with impossible scenes: Rushdie

Famed novelist Salman Rushdie apparently wasn't too impressed with the Oscar-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire’.

Written by Associated Press | Atlanta (us) | Published: February 23, 2009 4:41 pm

Famed novelist Salman Rushdie apparently wasn’t too impressed with the Oscar-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ telling an audience in the US it “piles impossibility on impossibility.”

Rushdie,who spent years in hiding after Iran’s Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini called for the author’s death in 1989,made the remarks yesterday during a speech to more than 1,000 people at Atlanta’s Emory University.

The author criticized other Oscar winners adapted from books,including ‘The Reader’ and ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.’ The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the 61-year-old author of ‘The Satanic Verses’ complained about several scenes,including one in which characters wind up at the Taj Mahal,1,600 kilometers from the previous scene.

‘Slumdog Millionaire’ won eight Oscars yesterday,including best picture.

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