Actor Vijay Varma grabs his first international project, to star in Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy for BBC

The FTII graduate, actor Vijay Varma after delivering an impeccable performance in the super hit film Gully Boy is now all set to go international with his first ever major western production. The Indo-American writer and director Mira Nair who has given some of the landmark films has now roped in Vijay for her next, A Suitable Boy which is an adaptation of Vikram Seth’s much acclaimed novel with the same name for BBC World. Mira has earlier adapted several books into films including The Namesake and The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

In the series Vijay will be seen playing the character of Rasheed, a student at Brahmpur University and an Arabic teacher. Recently during an interview Mira Nair confirmed on the casting including Vijay Varma being roped into the cast. To play his part Vijay has already started his research work wit reading the book. The story of A Suitable Boy is set in the time after Independence revolving around four families.The novel is divided in 19 parts, each part focussing on different sub plots. The shooting of the series is set to begin in September this year. The other casts includes Tabu, Randeep Hooda, Shefali Shah, Rasika Dugal, Vijay Raaz, Vivan Shah amongst many others.

Vijay said, “I am elated to be a part of a Mira Nair project. I’ve been a biggest admirer of her work and cannot wait to make this illustrious story come alive. 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”.