Mumbai: Well rounded theatre actor Malavika Mohanan bags the lead role for 2017's most coveted and most talked about international film set in India, directed by Iranian auteur Majid Majidi.
There has been a lot of speculation around the leading lady of the highly anticipated film. The female protagonist of Mr Majidi's tale of human relationships is Malavika Mohanan, daughter of renowned cinematographer K.U Mohanan and a well rounded theatre artist. Produced by Zee Studios and Eyecandy Films, ‘Beyond the Clouds’ is a beautiful story centred around a brother sister relationship.
Says a source close to the project, “Mr. Majidi found his character in Malavika. He was looking for a face, that could fit the character and own it and for him, Malavika made the cut."
Known for masterpieces like ‘Children of Heaven,’ ‘The Colors of Paradise,’ ‘Baran’ and many more, Mr Majidi has always weaved 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.
Confirming the news, spokesperson from Zee Studios and Eyecandy says, "Yes, Malavika is on board to play the leading lady in the film - Beyond The Clouds. Mr. Majidi did a look test with her and was very happy with the results. She has started the shoot in Mumbai."
Earlier Deepika Padukone had provided a look test for the film. Handpicked by Majid Majidi himself, Malavika is surely someone to look out for!
Handpicked by Majid Majidi himself, Malavika is surely someone to look out for!...