Mira Nair will start shooting for her six part series from September 7. The six part series is an adaptation of Vikram Seth's A Suitable Boy for BBC one.
The team of the show including Vikram Seth, Mira Nair and actors Ishaan Khatter, Tabu and upcoming actor Tanya Maniktala took part in rehearsals and script reading of the show.
Regarding the rehearsal session, Mira Nair said, “The talent in the room sizzled: Vikram Seth, author of the masterpiece that I have loved since the day it was written, Andrew Davies, the great craftsman of distillation of epic stories into screenplays, cutting-edge actors, first-timers and legends from across the subcontinent, all coming together to make a human, funny, political, sexy chronicle of India.”
A Suitable Boy tells the story of a spirited university student Lata (Tanya Maniktala); coming of age in North India in 1951 at the time when the country was carving out its own identity as an independent nation and was about to go to the polls for the first democratic general election. Produced by Lookout Point, the UK-based TV production company behind War and Peace, Les Misérables, and Gentleman Jack, this adaptation will be shot on locations across India, and is set to feature an all Indian cast.
The series will be distributed by BBC Studios and will air next year on BBC One.