Grapevine has it that celebrated filmmaker Mira Nair, who is known for her films such as ‘Salaam Bombay’ (1988), ‘Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love’ (1996), ‘Monsoon Wedding’ (2001), and ‘The Namesake’ (2006), is all set to go behind the camera once again for directing a mini-series for the BBC. The untitled series is said to be based on acclaimed Indian author Vikram Seth’s highly popular work ‘A Suitable Boy’ (1993), one of the longest English novels to have been published.
If a report published in one of the leading English tabloids is anything to go by, the award-winning filmmaker is already in India to recce locations for her next directorial venture. The report also mentions that the director has already fixed Lucknow as one of the primary locations for her next offering and now she is visiting other places across the country to lock the remaining locations.
Noted screenwriter Andrew Davies is writing the screenplay for the mini-series which will conclude in eight parts and is expected to feature at least 140 characters. The casting process for the same might begin in the next couple of days.
BBC One had announced the mini-series in May 2017 as the first-period drama by the popular channel to be made with an entirely non-white cast.
Other details are expected to come out soon.