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Theatre ac­tor Malavika

Mohanan (left) has bagged the lead role in Ira­nian film­maker Ma­jid Majidi’s In­dia-set film Be­yond The Clouds. Daugh­ter of cin­e­matog­ra­pher K.U. Mohanan, Malavika was con­sid­ered to be apt for the char­ac­ter in the tale of hu­man re­la­tion­ships.

“Malavika is on board for the film and Majidi has al­ready be­gun shoot­ing with her since a week in Mum­bai,” says a spokesper­son of the film. The film, as de­scribed by the mak­ers, nar­rates a beau­ti­ful story cen­tered around a brother-sis­ter re­la­tion­ship. Talk­ing about the cast­ing of the film, a source adds, “Majidi found his lead­ing lady in Malavika, as he was look­ing for a face that could fit the char­ac­ter.” Ear­lier, there was a buzz that ac­tor Deepika Padukone had au­di­tioned for the role, but things did not work out.

Known for mas­ter­pieces such as Chil­dren of Heaven (1997)and Baran (2001), Majidi has a knack of weav­ing magic on screen with new faces. The film that also marks the de­but of Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khat­ter, has vet­eran film­maker, Goutam Ghose in a cru­cial role.

PHOTO: IN­STA­GRAM/ MALAVIKAMOHANAN

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