Mumbai: Majid Majidi, the renowned Iranian filmmaker, had turned a few heads by showing up for a secret look test with Deepika Padukone in Mumbai, a few months back.
The actress, who had her first international release last week in 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage,' was almost a confirmation for the film, until now.
We now have learnt from reliable sources that she got rejected after her first look test.
Deccan Chronicle had been the first to release her snaps from her look test. Dressed in a washed out oversized red kurta and green salwar, Deepika had been seen donning a completely rugged look.
The makers confirmed Shahid Kapoor's younger brother Ishaan Khatter would be making his debut with the film, today. Though the youngster had been rumoured to be making his debut in Karan Johar's Hindi remake of 'Sairat,' the news had been rubbished.
The rejection might come as a major blow to Deepika, who hasn't had a Bollywood release since 2015's 'Bajirao Mastani,' with her being overshadowed completely by Vin Diesel in her latest film, 'xXx: Return of Xander Cage,' as opposed to her contemporary Priyanka, who's been making steady inroads into Hollywood.
If she were to be selected, Deepika would have been seen playing Ishaan's on-screen sister. Incidentally, she portrays Shahid Kapoor's wife in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati'.
The film, titled 'Beyond the Clouds,' will have music composed by Indian maestro, 'AR Rahman'. Though an international film, it is set entirely in India, featuring Indian actors.