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After Beyond The Clouds, Majid Majidi's second film will also be made in India

Titled Gold Mine, the idea came to the filmmaker during his visit to north India. 

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Legendary Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi has completed shooting his first film in India, Beyond The Clouds. Now, before the film is even released, he has already started working on his next film in the country. This announcement was made in an official statement.

Titled Gold Mine, the film’s subject came to Majidi’s mind during his visit to north India. “He has been developing the idea since and has even done a recce of the place where his story is based for further planning,” said the statement.

Talking about his special love for India, Majidi said, “I have always believed that India has so many stories to tell within its myriad cultures of people from a different milieu. The ambience of India is just magical, truly incomparable to any other country. Within that ambience, exists a wonderful relationship between human beings and nature.”

It is the spirit of fighting back after facing hurdles that has inspired him to make the film. “The undying spirit of people and their hope from life despite their hardships is unbelievable. That’s what really inspired me to shoot my next film in India once again and thereby be the narrator of this effort of men, women and children whose love for life encourages them to stay strong and rise above any hurdles that comes in their path,” he added.

“It’s a pleasure to collaborate with Mr Majidi for the second time. We share a common belief of India being a gold mine of compelling stories that have a global connect and we are very happy to be taking more of India to the world,” said producer Shareen Mantri Kedia.

Co-producer Kishor Arora added, "The casting for the film begins in two months and we'll be going on floors mid 2018,” he said.