Boney Kapoor, along with his two daughters- Janhvi and Khushi Kapoor attended the screening of Ishaan Khatter starrer Beyond The Clouds. The movie has been directed by Majid Majidi and was screened on Wednesday in Mumbai.
The screening was also attended by Neelima Azim, mother of Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter. Both Ishaan and Janhvi will make their debut together in Bollywood with Dhadak, an upcoming film by Karan Johar.
The movie Beyond The Clouds is the first film by the Iranian auteur and with this, he will make an entry into the Indian cinema. It will be released both in English and Hindi languages and it is set in the backdrop of Mumbai.
The movie will be based on a brother-sister bond, and it stars Malavika Mohanan and Ishaan in the lead roles. Malvika is the daughter of KU Mohanan, who made her debut with Malayalam cinema and is also an ace cinematographer.
Majidi talked about his film and was considering leading Bollywood actresses like Deepika Padukone and Kangana Ranaut for his film first. However, the things never worked between any of them.
He admitted getting upset when he heard some rumors regarding Kangana’s statement of not accepting the role, as told by her office staff. Later, he did follow up with the comment and got clarity that it was not her, but the office that published that statement on her behalf.
This was referred to that report in which Kangana explained on declining Beyond The Clouds, on grounds of finding the character to be too submissive. Majidi mentioned this incident, as he never reacted to her comment of rejecting the role earlier. He wanted to clarify that she did accept the role, but later things didn’t get fixed officially.
During her discussion about this film to Pinkvilla in February 2017, Kangana mentioned that the film is based on brother-sister bond and the fighting scenes are done by the brother only. However, she already got an offer from Ketan Mehta for Jhansi Ki Rani, where she will be doing the role of an iconic heroine, so she chose that role over this submissive one.
In regards to Deepika, Majidi told that they did have few meetings to discuss the role and costume test. But she was already working on a big film that released a few weeks ago, hence, there was no common time to shoot for Beyond The Clouds.
Ishaan Khatter, who is one of the main protagonists of the film, will debut in Bollywood cinema alongside Late Sridevi’s elder daughter -Janhvi in Dhadak, directed by Shashank Khaitan.
Dhadak is based on a love story and is a Hindi remake of Sairat, a Marathi superhit film. Sairat was a mega-hit and collected above Rs. 100 crores at the box office. Producer Karan Johar of Dharma Production has put his money on the film.