A few months ago, pictures emerged of Deepika Padukone’s look-test in Majid Majidi’s ‘Beyond The Clouds’ but later it was reported that the role went to Malavika Mohanan.
Majidi has for the first time given reasoning on the process of the look-test and clarified that he never questioned Padukone’s acting skills.
He told a leading daily, “My producers tell me that Deepika had shown some interest in the beginning and it is because of that, that I wanted her to be part of my movie… And when I asked her for a look test, it was not to doubt her professionalism. She is an excellent actress. But how much she befits the role, that is in my vision, I wanted to see. Let me tell you though, that the circumstances were such that they weren’t favourable and nothing materialised of it.”
He added, “I work with professionals in my movies. If you see my films, I pick up people randomly from the actual habitat. In my movie, if there is an old lady or a young man, a small child, if I picked them before they had ever seen the lens (of a camera), they come out as natural actors and I get the maximum out of them.”