Mira Nair to direct BBC’s adaptation of ‘A Suitable Boy’

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NEW YORK – Indian American filmmaker Mira Nair will be signing on with BBC to direct their adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel “A Suitable Boy,” according to a Variety report.

The series is being adapted by Emmy-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies who is well known for the Bridget Jones franchise as well as shows like “War And Peace” and “House Of Cards,” according to a Deadline report.

“A Suitable Boy” is about a young woman named Lata, who is searching for love and identity in a newly independent, post-Partition India.

The eight-part series will be the first of its kind to feature an all non-white cast and will be filmed in India.

Nair is known for directing movies like “Monsoon Wedding” and “Salaam Bombay!”  which was nominated for a best foreign-language Oscar.



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