Deepika Padukone will not star in Majid Majidi’s upcoming film Beyond The Clouds. Sadly, that’s true! The dimpled lass gave a look test for the Iranian filmmaker last year and it was expected that she would do the film. But now, the Bajirao Mastani star has been replaced by theatre actor Malavika Mohanan.
Daughter of a cinematographer KU Mohanan who canned Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Raees, Malvika was selected as the makers found her apt to portray the role. Beyond The Clouds centers around a brother and sister relationship. “Malavika is on board for the film and Majidi has already begun shooting with her since a week in Mumbai,” a spokesperson for the production company told IANS.
However, a source known to the agency said that it was Majidi who picked Malavika for the job as he believes that she fit the role better than anyone. Besides being active in theatre, she has also acted in few Malayalam films as well. The Iranian director who helmed the Academy Award nominated film Children of Heaven, has won several awards in his career. Beyond The Clouds also marks the debut of Ishan Khatter, who is Shahid Kapoor’s brother.
Ishan is said to have shot in February, whereas Malvika will be filming shortly. As far as Deepika is concerned, her fans will be disappointed as it would have been her second international project. The Piku actor recently shared screen space with Vin Diesel in xXx: Return of Xander Cage which was a success across the globe.
Meanwhile, have a look at some beautiful pictures of Malavika that she shared on her Instagram account.
And these pictures too.
Hard luck, Deepika!