Finally, setting all rumors surrounding iconic Iranian film-maker Majid Majidi’s next film, here’s the real deal. Mr Majidi is all set to roll his first Indian film titled ‘Beyond The Clouds’, that dwells on the adoration of love and life. Produced by Zee Studios and Eyecandy Films, the film inhabits on nuanced human relationships, an area that Mr Majidi specialises in.
While the leading lady is yet to be finalised, Mr Majidi has zeroed in on his little boy wonder. Making his debut with the legend is Ishaan Khatter, actor Shahid Kapoor’s younger brother. Music maestro A R Rahman will be working on the score of the project. This is Rahman’s second association with the director.
Going on floors today in Mumbai, the film will be shot at numerous locations in India. Apart from the director and Ishaan, others present and marking the occasion of the first day of shoot were music maestro A R Rahman, producers of the film, Akash Chawla, Business Head – Zee Studios along with Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishore Arora from EyeCandy Films. Also present were Ishaan’s parents Neelima Azim and Rajesh Khatter along with brother Shahid Kapoor.
Talking about his latest project Mr Majidi says, “Filmmakers like Satyajit Ray, whose work I adore, have represented India’s culture, rich heritage and the lives of common people to a global audience. These visions and images have stayed in my mind for years and cajoled me to make a film in India. Finally, I’m in Mumbai with a lovely team to narrate a story woven around the lives of common people.“
Akash Chawla, Business Head, Zee Studios, elaborates, “It’s our pleasure to associate with a global icon like Majid Majidi. Over the years, he has narrated stories with authenticity and honesty, the vision with which Zee serves content to its audience globally. This film, his first venture in the country , celebrates an India unseen by the world with a heartwarming story .“
Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishor Arora from Eyecandy Films, further elaborate, “Words can’t describe the genius that is Majid. His vision and artistry are unparalleled. As fans, we have been spellbound by his narratives. It’s an honor to bring him to India. Working with him and developing this project over the last few years has been an enriching experience.“
Speaking further about casting Ishaan, Majidi says, “Ishaan is a wonderful boy. He is extremely talented and I feel, he will have a bright future in the film industry.”