Director Majid Majidi is an internationally acclaimed director whose upcoming film Beyond The Clouds stars Ishan Khattar and Malavika Mohanan in the lead roles. The director had previously approached Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone for the female lead but things didn't work out. It was then reported that Kangana had rejected the role because she found the character too submissive. The director was upset about this and without going into details, said that Kangana did not reject the offer but it was some other reason that she was not selected. Majid also said that he hopes to work with Kangana in the future.