It is official! Dhadak actor Ishaan Khatter has joined hands with filmmaker Mira Nair for her next. The film is an adaption of Vikram Seth's novel - A Suitable Boy. It was earlier said that the actor preferred Vishal Bharadwaj's directorial over the international filmmaker's project and walked out of her film over creative differences. All that seems to be in the past as the actor is back on board for Nair's directorial which will also feature National Award-winning actress Tabu. Having made his acting debut with Iranian director Majid Majidi's Beyond The Clouds, Ishaan is equally excited to work with Mira and hopes he satisfies her vision. "I hope I can satisfy Mira’s vision and give the global audience the character they deserve in Maan Kapoor (Ishaan Khatter's character)," the actor was quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.
On the other hand, Tabu, who has worked with Mira Nair in the past on The Namesake, said, "Having worked with Mira previously in The Namesake, I am looking forward to another creatively challenging experience."
For the ones unaware of Seth's novel (A Suitable Boy), it tells the story of a spirited university student Lata (Tanya Aniktala), coming of age in North India in 1951, at the time when the country was going to the polls for its first democratic general elections. Lata embarks on her own journey of love and self-discovery. Connected to her through their siblings’ marriage, the wayward Maan Kapoor (Ishaan Khatter) is determined to enjoy life to the fullest, much to his politician father's concern. Maan is infatuated by a courtesan Saaeda Bai (Tabu).
On a concluding note, the director promised that she will keep the history and dream of an alternate India alive in her film. "I’m deeply honoured to be the one bringing this intimate, epic tale of an unseen India to the world," she added further.
Mira Nair's directorial ft. Tabu and Ishaan Khatter will go on floors next month. The shoot will take place across streets, palaces and villages in Lucknow and Maheshwar. Stay tuned to BL for more scoops and updates.
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