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Gully Boy actor Vijay Varma bags his first international project, to star in Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy series

Gully Boy actor Vijay Varma will now be seen in Mira Nair’s series, A Suitable Boy. It will be an adaptation of Vikram Seth’s famous novel with the same name.

bollywood Updated: Jun 12, 2019 16:28 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Vijay Varma bags Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy series(Instagram)

Gully Boy actor Vijay Varma is set to star in Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy, which is his first international project. In the Indian-American filmmaker’s series, which is an adaptation of Vikram Seth’s much acclaimed novel with the same name, Vijay will be seen playing the character of Rasheed, a student at Brahmpur University and also an Arabic teacher.

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 focusing on different sub-plots.

“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,” Vijay said in a statement.

Vijay Varma in a still from Gully Boy.

“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,” he added. The shooting of the series is set to begin in September this year.

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The actor had played Ranbir’s friend Moeen in Gully Boy and was appreciated for his performance. He had told Hindustan Times in an interview, “Ranveer’s commitment to the scene is so strong that I had to up my game. He is an amazing co-actor. He explained how Moeen can crack a joke but no can play a prank with him. Zoya hasn’t treated these characters like typical Bollywood friends. They have their own stories.”

(With IANS inputs)

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First Published: Jun 12, 2019 16:27 IST