The much-awaited trailer of Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy, which is based upon Vikram Seth’s novel of the very same name, launched on social networks on Saturday and it inhabited a spot on the list of trends quickly. Embed in newly independent India, the trailer follows the lives 4 families, however the story is centered around Rupa Mehra (Mahira Kakkar), who wishes to discover an appropriate young boy for her 19-year-old child Lata (played by Tanya Maniktala). The trailer also gives us a sneak peek of Maan Kapoor (played by Ishaan Khatter) and courtesan Saeeda Bai’s (Tabu) prohibited love, which is frowned upon by the society, specifically Maan’s daddy Mahesh (Ram Kapoor) – the Kapoor patriarch. Ishaan and Tabu, blinded by love, end up being indifferent to the society’s opinion of them.
When Ishaan was asked if it was simple romancing the veteran actress onscreen, during an episode of Neha Dhupia’s talk show No Filter Neha, the star said, “Because that person is Tabu, it realy does half the task for you.” He added, “I have said this before and I have said this in Dhadak as well, it is always easy for me to play the besotted lover. Because she’s mesmerising, she is and especially in this character. I am really excited for people to see Saaeda Bai.”
Directed by Mira Nair and written by Andrew Davies, the web-series has actually been shot across a variety of areas in India, including Lucknow and Maheshwar. The recording of the series started in September 2019 and it is slated to launch on July 26 on BBC One. This is Tabu’s 2nd project with Mira Nair, with whom she earlier operated in The Namesake, starring Kal Penn and late star Irrfan Khan.