Sushant Singh Rajput in Majid Majidi's next?

Aug 13, 2014, 09:01 IST | Asira Tarannum

Sources say that Sushant Singh Rajput is likely to star in the Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's next project 'Floating Gardens'

If sources are to be believed, the Kai Po Che! actor might star in a project helmed by acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi.

Sushant Singh Rajput and Majid Majidi
Sushant Singh Rajput and Majid Majidi

Majidi, whose film, Children of Heaven, was the first film from Iran to receive an Oscar nomination, had come down to Indian in October last year and a source says that it was during this visit that he met with Sushant Singh Rajput.

The filmmaker had apparently come down to finalise a few things with regards to his film, Floating Gardens, that is being produced by India’s Eye Candy Films.
Majidi reportedly plans to make a movie with a complete Indian cast and its script has already been finalised; the filmmaker is apparently looking to start casting for the same.

Says the source, “Leading Bollywood technicians and some actors, including Sushant, met Majidi when he visited India last year. Sushant has been in touch with the filmmaker ever since. It seems that Majidi is keen on casting him in the film.”

While Sushant did not reply to our message, a source close to the actor says, “Yes, Sushant had met Majidi in October, but nothing’s been decided so far.”

Producer Shareen Mantri of Eye Candy Films says, “Casting will be done only when Majidi is here next.” It is being said that Majidi, scheduled to arrive in the country next month to start the first round of auditions, has pushed his trip ahead on account of being busy with the post-production of his upcoming film, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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