We chatted up with Bollywood actor Ishaan Khatter about the series A Suitable Boy and he opened up about his character Maan and love interest, Tabu.
A Suitable Boy is set in a newly post-independence, post-partition India. The novel by Vikram Seth follows the story of four families over a period of 18 months, and centers on Mrs. Rupa Mehra’s efforts to arrange the marriage of her younger daughter, Lata, to a “suitable boy”. A six-part series has been adapted from the novel and directed by Mira Nair, written by Andrew Davies, and stars Tabu, Ishaan Khatter, Tanya Maniktala, and Rasika Dugal.
It’s releasing on Acorn TV on Dec 7th in the US!
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One of the BBC’s most ambitious and cinematic TV series ever makes its highly-anticipated Stateside debut on Acorn TV this December. “A Suitable Boy,” an epic tale of life and love set in vibrant 1950s India in the first screen adaptation of the classic, bestselling, 1,349-page novel of the same name by Vikram Seth. With a dynamic cast of India’s most well-known actors alongside rising stars, this six-part, six-hour drama tells the story of spirited university student Lata Mehra as she comes of age in North India at the same time as the country is carving out its own identity as an independent nation and is about to go to the polls for its first democratic general election. “A Suitable Boy” will premiere exclusively on Acorn TV in the US and Canada with two episodes on Monday, December 7, 2020, and weekly episodes every Monday through January 4, 2021. This series premiered on BBC One on July 26th, 2020, as one of its highest-rated launches this year.
Recently the first series ever to close the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, this sweeping period drama is directed by Oscar-nominated film director Mira Nair (“Monsoon Wedding,” “The Namesake,” “Mississippi Masala”) in her television series debut and adapted by Andrew Davies (“Pride and Prejudice,” “War and Peace,” “Les Misérables”). Shot in stunning locations exclusively in India last year, this drama features BBC’s first-ever all-Indian lead cast including Indian screen legend Tabu (“The Namesake,” “Life of Pi,” “Andhadhun”) and Bollywood leading man Ishaan Khatter (“Beyond the Clouds,” “Dhadak”). Vikram Seth is one of the series’ executive producers.
Not competent enough to sit idle and stare as the world goes by, Pallavi is optimistic to a fault and believes in building her world on her own rather than depending on others to make things right.