When Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi announced Beyond The Clouds, a lot of speculations had started doing the rounds as to which Indian actress would bag this movie.
Here's how the incidents had unfolded...
Deepika Padukone's Look Test Went Viral
Pictures of Deepika Padukone carrying clothes on Dhobi Ghat went viral and everyone assumed that the gorgeous actress had passed the look test with flying colors. But things didn't work out and several theories started doing the rounds as to why Dippy failed to bag the film.
Kangana Ranaut Rejected The Film Because She Didn't Wanted To Play A Submissive Role
Immediately we heard that the filmmaker approached Kangana for the female lead but the 'Queen' turned down the role. She confirmed that she was offered the film and stated in an interview, "It's a brother-sister story where the brother is the one doing all the fighting. Since I'm jumping straight into Ketan Mehta's Jhansi ki Rani, who was an iconic heroine, why would I take on such a submissive role?"
Malavika Mohanan Is The Chosen One
Finally, the role went to actress Malavika Mohanan who debuted as a leading lady in films with Dulquer Salmaan starrer Pattam Pole.
Majid Majidi Finally Reveals Why Deepika Padukone Failed To Bag The Movie
In a recent interview, Majid Majidi finally revealed why Deepika Padukone failed to bag the film. He said, "My producers tell me that Deepika had shown some interest in the beginning and it is because of that, that I wanted her to be part of my movie. And when I asked her for a look test, it was not to doubt her professionalism. She is an excellent actress. But how much she befits the role, that is in my vision, I wanted to see. Let me tell you though, that the circumstances were such that they weren't favourable and nothing materialised of it."
Ishaan Khattar's Film Debut
Beyond The Clouds marks the acting debut of Shahid Kapoor's younger brother Ishaan Khattar and the young boy has already started shooting for the film.
South Indian Actress GV Sharada Is The New Addition To The Cast Of Beyond The Clouds
Veteran South Indian actress GV Sharada is also a part of Beyond The Clouds. She will be seen essaying the character named Jhumpa. Talking about her joining the cast of such a prolific film, she said, "I'm so glad to be making my comeback after 15 years for a director who I consider as a cinematic God Majid Majidi and for a story as beautiful as Beyond The Clouds. I am extremely thrilled and looking forward to working with such a phenomenal team - both artists and technicians and the wonderful team at Zee Studios and Eyecandy Films"
Beyond The Clouds covers the nuances of an adorable brother-sister relationship that offshoots into many more interesting situational aspects. Are you guys excited for the film?