Vijay Varma to Star in Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’
A Suitable Boy is a novel by Vikram Seth.
Vijay Varma has bagged his first international project, Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy. The BBC series is an adaptation of Vikram Seth's much acclaimed novel with the same name. In the series, Vijay will be seen playing the character of Rasheed, a student at Brahmpur University and a teacher of Arabic. Recently during an interview, Mira Nair had confirmed that Vijay Varma had been roped in the cast. Vijay has already started reading the book to know the character better.
Vijay said in a statement, “I am elated to be a part of a Mira Nair project. I’ve been a great admirer of her work and cannot wait to make this illustrious story come alive. During the screen tests, I read a few parts but it was the character of Rasheed that attracted me. I’m glad that this project came my way and I’m looking forward to be working with a stellar team”.
The shooting for this BBC series will begin in September this year. The other actors include Tabu, Randeep Hooda, Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Vijay Raaz, Vivan Shah amongst many others.
A Suitable Boy is set in the time after independence and revolves around four families. The novel is divided in 19 parts, each part focusing on different sub-plots.
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