Vijay Varma Lands Mira Nair Project

Vijay Varma Lands Mira Nair Project

Vijay Varma, the Gully Boy actor, will be seen next to Randeep Hooda in A Suitable Boy
Vijay Varma Lands Mira Nair Project
Vijay Varma

The likes of Shabana Azmi, Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone have already made their way from Bollywood to Hollywood. Starring in multiple international projects, the stars have set a benchmark for other celebrities of the industry. Likewise, another actor, a budding one indeed, has landed himself in a role of a lifetime. Vijay Varma of Gully Boy fame is all set to star in his first international project, which will be an adaption of a book. Vijay's appearance in Gully Boy garnered great acclaim from critics. Taking cue from Vikram Seth’s acclaimed novel, A Suitable Boy, will be turned into a series by famous Indian-American filmmaker, Mira Nair.

Set in the post-independence era, and revolving around the life of four families struggling through a time of crisis, the novel has been divided into 19 parts. Each focuses on different sub-plots that come together to form a close-knit story. The adaptation which will be a web-series helmed by Mira and Vijay be seen essaying the role of Rasheed – a student at the Brahmpur University who also happens to be an Arabic teacher. Speaking of landing the role of a lifetime, after the success of Gully Boy, he said, “I am elated to be part of a Mira Nair project. I've been the biggest admirer of her work and cannot wait to make this illustrious story come alive.” He added, “During the process of screen tests, I read a few parts but it was the character of Rasheed that really attracted me as an actor and I was drawn to it. I'm glad that this project came my way and I'm looking forward to be working with a stellar team."

Along with Vijay, another Bollywood star will be seen in the web series. The eight-series show will be featuring acclaimed actor Randeep Hooda in a titular role as well, reuniting with Mira 19 years after Monsoon Wedding. In an earlier interview, he said, “It's true I am working with Mira after almost 19 years and looking forward to it. It's a bit early to speak more about the series or my role.” As of now, it has not been revealed which character he will be playing. When the web-series announced was made back in 2017 on BBC, Mira revealed that it will feature a non-white cast, adding that most of the actors will be on Indian descent. She had said that Tabu, Boman Irani, Roshan Seth amongst many others will be a part of the series. Shooting of A Suitable Boy is all set to begin in September this year.

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