Theatre actor Malavika Mohanan has bagged the lead role in Iranian auteur Majid Majidi’s India-set film ‘Beyond The Clouds’.
Daughter of renowned cinematographer K.U. Mohanan, Malavika was considered to be apt for the character in the tale of human relationships, read a statement.
A spokesperson on behalf of Zee Studios and Eyecandy, said: ‘Malavika is on board for the film and Majidi has already begun shooting with her since a week in Mumbai.’
‘Beyond The Clouds’ is being described by the makers as a beautiful story centered around a brother-sister relationship.
A source in the know of developments said: ‘Majidi found his leading lady in Malavika as he was looking for a face, that could fit the character.’
There were rumours doing the rounds that Deepika was also a part of the film. She had even given the look test for Beyond The Clouds but her name was later dropped from the project. Talking about Deepika Padukone, Majidi had said, “I want to work with Deepika Padukone, but for this film, we’ll have to go with new faces.”
Known for masterpieces like ‘Children of Heaven’, ‘The Color of Paradise’ and ‘Baran’, Majidi has a knack of weaving magic on screen with new faces. The film also marks the debut of Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter.
While Ishaan started shooting for the film last month, Malavika has just started shooting for her part few days ago.
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