Its a great honour to be among Indian artists: Majid Majidi

PANAJI: Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi today said that it is a great honour for him to be a part of the Indian artists and big names and further said that he feels he is more famous in India than his country.

He admires the work done by Satyajit Ray and mentioned: “It is a great honour for me to be among the Indian artists and all the Indian big names here. I knew Indian cinema through Satyajit Ray, the famous Indian film director, and it was always my dream to make a film in India,” Majidi said before the screening of his maiden India-set project “Beyond The Clouds” here.

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The film, which introduces Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan, was the opening film at the 48th International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The fest, which started on Monday, will go on till November 28. “Beyond The Clouds” highlights the sister and brother bond in a very heart-warming way.

Talking about the film, he said: “There are many cultural similarities between Iran and India, and I was looking for a chance to make a film here, in India. So, after years it fortunately happened.

“It was a wonderful production team to work with, it was an all Indian crew, so it was a wonderful collaboration between the teams. The film was premiered at the London Film Festival, but for me the real premiere is tonight. I am so excited to see the film, with the Indian audience tonight here.”

Majidi, who is also working on his second India-set project, added: “I believe I am more famous in India rather than my country.” He says he had fun while working on “Beyond The Clouds”.