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This Malyalam actress replace Deepika Padukone in Majid Majidi’s ‘Beyond The Clouds’

Looks like these days Deepika Padukone’s stars are not doing anything right, especially after the flop of her Hollywood debut movie.

It will be a major disappointment for all Deepika Padukone fans, it has been confirmed that the actress won’t be a part of acclaimed filmmaker Majid Majidi’s film, ‘Beyond The Clouds’.

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Deepika who had earlier done a look test at Dhobi ghat for the film in tattered clothes, has not been signed for the film.

Malavika Mohanan

Well, theatre actress Malavika Mohanan has bagged the lead role in Iranian auteur Majid Majidi’s India-set film ‘Beyond The Clouds’.Daughter of renowned cinematographer KU Mohanan, Malavika was considered to be apt for the character in the tale of human relationships, read a statement.

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Earlier, there was speculation that Deepika Padukone had auditioned for the role, but things did not work out. Malavika is said to have been handpicked by Majidi himself.

Malavika Mohanan

He then spotted Malavika and called her in for a screen-test and roped her in as the leading lady. A source reveals, “Majidi found his leading lady in Malavika as he was looking for a face that could fit the character.”

A spokesperson on behalf of Zee Studios and Eyecandy, said, “Malavika is on board for the film and Majidi has already begun shooting with her since a week in Mumbai.”

Malavika says, “I’m really excited as it’ll be my first Hindi film. It’ll also do the international circuit and the exposure will be immense.”

Malavika Mohanan

Known for masterpieces like Children of Heaven, The Color of Paradise and Baran, Majidi has a knack of weaving magic on screen with new faces. The film also marks the debut of Shahid Kapoor’s brother Ishaan Khatter.

The film, which marks Majidi’s first ever project in India, will be shot at numerous locations in the country. A R Rahman is on board to compose the music for the movie.


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