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Mira Nair in Talks With Richa Chadha, Radhika Apte and Tabu for Netflix adaption of A Suitable Boy

Mira Nair and Netflix have joined hands together to bring an 8 episode long series based on the acclaimed novel by Vikram Seth titled A Suitable Boy. Mira Nair who is globally known for her movies, Monsoon Wedding, Namesake and Salaam Bombay. The acclaimed director is all set to join the bandwagon of various other directors like Anurag Kashyap who are also working on their web series to reach vast audience be it in India or worldwide. Earlier when the reports came out, there were speculations around the stars who will be essaying the various roles in the series. Now to narrow down on them the director is in Mumbai for her Netflix adaption of A Suitable Boy.

The story of the series will take place in the post-independence post-partition India. It follows the four families over the period of 18 months, especially Mrs. Rupa Mehra’s effort in arranging the marriage of her daughter and search a suitable groom for her. The plot of A Suitable Boy series will not only dwell on the personal matters but also mixes in the political situation of that time in a perfect manner. It depicts how these issues affect the family relationships. The concept of the novel is refreshing, and Mira Nair’s take on the bestseller will only add more gravitas.


According to recent reports by Mid-Day, Nair met with actors Radhika Apte, Richa Chadha and Shefali Shah in Mumbai. The director is also in talks with Tabu, who has earlier collaborated with the director on Namesake, for the significant role in the series. These actresses if finalized for the characters will surely give this upcoming series a title of one of the most anticipated Indian original series. The shooting for the series is set to begin later this year after finalizing the cast by the end of August.

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