"India here we come-intact! Great news... Midnight's Children went through Indian Censor board without one picture cut. Salman Rushdie and I thrilled," Mehta wrote on Twitter.

The film is due for release in India early next year.

It was shown at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada in September.

Midnight's Children was also screened at the recent opening of the ongoing International Film Festival of Kerala.

There were fears that the film may not be released in India because the Booker Prize-winning novel was critical of former Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi.

But later, PVR Pictures, one of India's biggest cinema chains, bought the film for India release.

Both Mehta and Sir Salman are considered controversial figures in India.