"He is a superb actor, was amazing in his look test and suits the character Mr Majidi was looking for. Ishaan will play someone deeply connected to the ground and to the city," Shareen told Mumbai Mirror. The film will reportedly be shot across Mumbai and in Jaipur.
As for Deepika, last year her pictures in her without-make-up persona went viral and many assumed that she's collaborating with the acclaimed Iranian director, however when asked directly, all Deepika told news agency PTI: "You will know soon."
Deepika Padukone yet again surprises us! She's shooting with an Iranian film maker Majid Majidi pic.twitter.com/z64NvswSBV? Club Deepika (@ClubDeepikaP) November 10, 2016
Ishaan is Neelima Azeem and Rajesh Khattar's son. He has earlier starred in Bollywood film Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi, featured his brother Shahid Kapoor, son of Neelima Azeem and Pankaj Kapur, in lead role. Ishaan was also the assistant director in Shahid's 2016 superhit film Udta Punjab. The Abhishek Chaubey was jointly produced by Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap.
Earlier reports suggested that Ishaan would make his big screen debut with Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan in the remake of either Hollywood film The Fault In Our Stars or Marathi film Sairaat.