Majid Majidi to commence work on second Bollywood film in 2020

Internationally acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi will start work on his second Indian film in 2020. The filmmaker made his Hindi film debut with Beyond The Clouds (2018), starring debutant Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan in lead roles.

The next Hindi directorial of Majidi is said to be a light-hearted human-interest drama based on true events. Shareen Mantri Kedia and Kishor Arora, who also produced Beyond The Clouds, are bankrolling the untitled film. Before commencing work on this new project in the first half of 2020, Majidi will complete his next Iranian film.

Revealing some more details, a source close to the development said, “It’s a story that Majidi came across on his previous trips to India and has already started scripting the film. It revolves around a male protagonist in the age group of 25-30 years, is set in a small town and will go on the floors in the first half of 2020. Majidi will first start shooting for his next Iranian film after which he will begin recce and casting for the Indian film.”

Earlier, Shareen Mantri Kedia, Kishor Arora and Majid Majidi were set to make a film called Gold Mine as their second collaboration. The latest we hear that Gold Mine has been put on the backburner for a while and will go on floors only after Majidi completes this new Hindi project.

More details are awaited.