The acclaimed film maker handpicks Ishaan Khatter for his film and brings AR Rahman on board for music
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 dwells on nuanced human relationships, an area that Mr Majidi specializes in.
While the leading lady is yet to be finalized, 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.“
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.”