A Suitable Boy trailer out: Tabu, Ishaan Khatter star in Mira Nair’s stunning adaptation
The first episode of the six-part series will premiere on BBC One on July 26
The trailer for Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy is out. To be out on BBC One, the series is an adaptation of Vikram Seth’s 1993 novel. It follows Lata, a young girl in post-independence India and the efforts of her family to get her married. The six-part series stars Tanya Maniktala, Ishaan Khatter, Tabu, Rasika Dugal, Ram Kapoor, Namit Das, Vijay Varma, Vivaan Shah and others.
The one-minute trailer introduces the main characters: Lata, a spirit young girl in the 1950s; Maan Kapoor (Ishaan); Lata’s brother-in-law and the son of a rich politician; and Saeeda Bai (Tabu), a courtesan in a forbidden affair with Maan. Adapted by Andrew Davies, the series was filmed across several locations including Lucknow and Maheshwar. It highlights the social and political climate in India leading up to its first general elections. The first episode is primed to be aired on BBC One on July 26 2020.