Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
They don't call it the Toronto International Film Festival for nothing.
India might be one of the world's fastest-growing populations in the world, but it's also making quite an impact in the entertainment industry, including here in Canada. For instance, Canadian director Deepa Mehta's film adaptation of Salman Rushdie's "Midnight's Children" is one of TIFF's most highly-anticipated premieres -- so much so that even Justin Trudeau got in the Bollywood spirit!
Accompanied by wife Sophie Gregoire (who donned a navy blue halter gown with large, India-inspired earrings), Trudeau's white-and-gold traditional sherwani blended right in with the red carpet full of bright saris and bold jewelry.
"Midnight's Children" is Rushdie's Booker Prize-winning "love letter to India," which follows Saleem Sinai and those that share his moment of birth -- the moment that India achieved independence from Great Britain. Mehta's top secret film shoot included over 62 locations, thousands of extras, one runaway elephant, and loads of state-of-the-art computer graphics.
Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie. (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Mehta herself looked proud as she walked the red carpet with Rushdie, proud to unveil the apparently "unfilmable" story, with many of the actors having flown in from India specifically to attend the screening, which they considered similar to a family reunion.
As the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and a prominent Liberal political himself, Justin Trudeau knows exactly what it's like to have a family in the public eye. But amid rumours that he'll soon run for leadership of the Liberal Party, his support for "Midnight's Children" could take on many meanings. More ties between Canada and India, more support for Canada's film industry, or new uniforms for Cabinet Ministers? We're hoping for the latter.