Actors Tabu, Ishaan Khatter, and newcomer Tanya Maniktala will be seen in filmmaker Mira Nair’s screen adaptation of Vikram Seth classic ‘A Suitable Boy’
Ishaan Khatter will next be seen in Mira Nair’s next which is an adaption of Vikram Seth’s novel – A Suitable Boy. Though it was earlier reported that Ishaan would be seen in Vishal Bharadwaj’s directorial rather than the international filmmaker’s project, but later walked out of the same due to creative differences. But now that seems a story of the past and he is on board for Mira’s directorial, which will also star the National Award-winning actress Tabu.
“I hope I can satisfy Mira’s vision and give the global audience the character they deserve in Maan Kapoor (Ishaan Khatter’s character),” the actor was quoted as saying by an entertainment portal.
On the other hand, Tabu, who has worked with Mira Nair in the past on The Namesake, said, “Having worked with Mira previously in The Namesake, I am looking forward to another creatively challenging experience.”
Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy tells the story of a spirited university student Lata (Tanya Aniktala), who came of age in 1951 in North India, the time when the country was going to the polls for its first democratic general elections. She is later seen embarking on her own journey of love and self-discovery and connects with wayward Maan Kapoor (Ishaan Khatter), through their siblings’ marriage. Maan, much to his politician father’s concern is determined to enjoy his life to the fullest and is also infatuated by a courtesan Saaeda Bai (Tabu).
“I’m very happy to be working on ‘A Suitable Boy’, and especially with Mira. Having worked with her on the ‘Namesake’, I look forward to one more creatively charged experience,” Tabu said.
On a concluding note, the director promised that she will keep the history and dream of an alternate India alive in her film. “I’m deeply honored to be the one bringing this intimate, epic tale of an unseen India to the world,” Mira Nair added further.
Mira Nair’s directorial ‘The Suitable Boy’ starrer Tabu and Ishaan Khatter will go on floors next month. The shoot will take place across streets, palaces, and villages in Lucknow and Maheshwar.