The famous Iranian director Majid Majidi has started shooting his next film titled ‘Beyond The Clouds’ set in India. The film 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 specialises in. The Oscar nominee director has zeroed in on his lead boy Ishaan Khattar. Ishaan Khattar is the son of Indian actor Rajesh Khattar and Neelima Azim and half-brother of known actor Shahid Kapoor. AR Rahman, who has earlier worked with Majidi on “Muhammad: The Messenger of God”, will compose the music.
The film will have Ishaan playing one of the protagonists in the brother-sister story. Elaborating on the role, producer Shareen Mantri Kedia of Eyecandy Films revealed that the young lad will play someone who is deeply connected to the ground and the city.
“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.“ – Majid Majidi
“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 .“ – Akash Chawla, Business Head, Zee Studios
“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.“ – Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishor Arora from Eyecandy Films
Majidi is best known for acclaimed and heart-warming films such as Children of Heaven and Baran.
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