There was a lot of talk about Deepika Padukone's uphill journey in Hollywood. It was believed that after XXX, she would be seen in Majid Majidi’s Beyond The Clouds.
Majidi is known to be a creative honcho and has woven magic on screen with fresh faces with exceptional movies like Children of Heaven, The Color of Paradise and Baran.
But the speculation that Deepika had auditioned for the role has now died as things did not work out.
However, after casting Ishaan Khattar, Shahid Kapoor’s half-brother as a key character, The Italian stalwart Majidi has found his leading lady too - Malavika Mohanan.
Confirming the news, a spokesperson from Zee Studios and Eyecandy says, “Yes, Malavika is on board to play the leading lady in the film – Beyond The Clouds. Mr Majidi did a look test with her and was very happy with the results. She has started the shoot in Mumbai.”
“Mr Majidi found his character in Malavika. He was looking for a face, that could fit the character and own it and for him, Malavika made the cut”,” sources have said.
So this pretty lady is about to shoot to fame in no time.
She is the daughter of renowned cinematographer KU Mohanan who has worked on Bollywood films like Raees, Don and Talaash. An avid theatre person, she is better known as a Malayalam actress. Her debut film Pattam Pole opposite Dulquer Salman bombed but her next Nirnayakam got her acclaims. You may have seen her before in the Hindi advertisement of Hero Honda. Her most recent stint was posing for the Matrubhumi Yatra magazine.
Watch some stunning shots of this south Indian beauty:
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