After completing the shoot on his maiden India project, Beyond the Clouds, which is all set for its London premiere this month (competition category), the Iranian director, Majid Majidi is gearing up to begin work on his second film – which will once again be entirely based in India.
Interestingly, the project is titled Gold Mine. Insiders say that the film’s subject came to Mr. Majidi during his frequent visits to the North of India. He has been developing the idea since then and has even done a recce of the place where his story is based on further planning. For this, he will collaborate with producers Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishor Arora, under their banner – Namah Pictures
Talking about his second India led project, Mr. Majidi says,
“I have always believed that India has so many stories to tell within its myriad cultures of people from a different milieu. The ambiance of India is just magical, truly incomparable to any other country. Within that ambiance, exists a wonderful relationship between human beings and nature. The undying spirit of people and their hope for life despite their hardships is unbelievable. That’s what really inspired me to shoot my next film in India once again and thereby be the narrator of this effort of men, women, and children whose love for life encourages them to stay strong and rise above any hurdles that come in their path. I’m glad that I’m once again going to collaborate with Shareen and Kishor at Namah Pictures who are a good team and very professional in their approach.”
Throwing light on partnering with the legendary director once again, Producer Shareen Mantri Kedia says,
“It’s a pleasure to collaborate with Mr. Majidi for the second time. We share a common belief of India being a gold mine of compelling stories that have a global connect and we are very happy to be taking more of India to the world.”
Talking further about the next steps on the film i.e. its casting, producer Kishor Arora adds,
“The casting for the film begins in two months and we’ll be going on floors mid-2018.”