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Actors Tabu and Ishaan Khatter starred in the web show A Suitable Boy

Book-ed for web: Makers of web series take inspiration from bestsellers

Hindustan Times | By Juhi Chakraborty, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Mismatched, A Suitable Boy, Bicchoo Ka Khel — quite a few web shows of late have been adaptations of bestsellers. What makes them click better as shows? Industry people give their take.
Actor Vivaan Shah has brought his chronic cold in control by exercising every and doing yoga(Prabhat Shetty)
Actor Vivaan Shah has brought his chronic cold in control by exercising every and doing yoga(Prabhat Shetty)

“I read non-fiction in the mornings for a mental warm-up,” says actor Vivaan Shah

Hindustan Times | By Karishma Kuenzang
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 08:15 AM IST
The 30-year-old gives us a peek into his life with his cat Rudolph, reading ‘weird fiction’ and being the ‘good son’
Mira Nair’s son Zohran Mamdani won New York City seat and will represent Astoria.
Mira Nair’s son Zohran Mamdani won New York City seat and will represent Astoria.

Mira Nair’s son Zohran Mamdani wins New York Assembly seat, she says ‘Change is gonna come’

By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 03:56 PM IST
As her son Zohran won elections for New York State Assembly, filmmaker Mira Nair shared the news on Twitter and wrote ‘change is going to come’.
Randeep Hooda shared pictures from A Suitable Boy and Monsoon Wedding.
Randeep Hooda shared pictures from A Suitable Boy and Monsoon Wedding.

Randeep Hooda shares pictures from A Suitable Boy, Monsoon Wedding to prove Mira Nair’s ‘lustful gaze’ is the same

PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 05:46 PM IST
Sharing images from A Suitable Boy and Monsoon Wedding, Randeep Hooda said Mira Nair’s lustful gaze is the same even after 20 years.
Tanya Maniktala in a still from A Suitable Boy.
Tanya Maniktala in a still from A Suitable Boy.

A Suitable Boy dialect coach defends show’s Indian accents: ‘English wasn’t the first language in the 1950s’

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 03:38 PM IST
A lot is being said about the Indian accents in the BBC’s A Suitable Boy, and the dialect coach who worked on the show has spoken about the brief she got, and why the characters speak in such a peculiar accent.
A Suitable Boy review: Ishaan Khatter as Maan Kapoor and Tabu as Saeeda Bai in Mira Nair’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel.(BBC/Lookout Point)
A Suitable Boy review: Ishaan Khatter as Maan Kapoor and Tabu as Saeeda Bai in Mira Nair’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel.(BBC/Lookout Point)

A Suitable Boy review: Mira Nair’s unsuitable adaptation is partially redeemed by Ishaan Khatter, Tabu

Hindustan Times | By Rohan Naahar
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 09:27 AM IST
A Suitable Boy review: An astonishing cast, led by Ishaan Khatter, Tabu and Tanya Maniktala, struggles to make the most of minimal screentime and a mediocre script in Mira Nair’s unsuitable adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel.
His latest release, Khaali Peeli, which came out on a pay-per-view streaming service earlier this month, is set to be the first Bollywood film to release in theatres once they reopen in a few days.
His latest release, Khaali Peeli, which came out on a pay-per-view streaming service earlier this month, is set to be the first Bollywood film to release in theatres once they reopen in a few days.

I value international recognition and making a name in my own country- equally: Ishaan Khatter

Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 02:46 PM IST
The actor, who is excited about the response for his latest film Khaali Peeli, says it feels wonderful to be recognised solely for his work.
A Suitable Boy trailer: Ishaan Khatter romances Tabu in Mira Nair’s series.
A Suitable Boy trailer: Ishaan Khatter romances Tabu in Mira Nair’s series.

A Suitable Boy trailer: Ishaan Khatter, Tabu’s love challenges society in a newly independent India, to release on Oct 23

By HT Entertainment Desk, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 12:11 PM IST
Netflix has released a new trailer of A Suitable Boy ahead of the series’ release in India on October 23. It stars Tabu, Ishaan Khatter and Tanya Maniktala in leading roles.
Arjun Mathur has been nominated in the Best Performance By An Actor category for Made in Heaven in the recently announced International Emmy Awards 2020.
Arjun Mathur has been nominated in the Best Performance By An Actor category for Made in Heaven in the recently announced International Emmy Awards 2020.

Arjun Mathur: I am now an International Emmy nominated actor, it feels pretty good to say that

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 01:34 PM IST
Actor Arjun Mathurs says after going through several career related doubts and insecurities for long, when something like this happens, it changes everything, and gives hope.
The signatories said no case has been registered against leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged hate speeches and criticised Delhi Police for their investigation into the riot cases.(HT Photo)
The signatories said no case has been registered against leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their alleged hate speeches and criticised Delhi Police for their investigation into the riot cases.(HT Photo)

Rushdie, Chomsky, Mira Nair, among 200 personalities demanding Khalid’s release

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 07:48 AM IST
Earlier this month, Delhi Police commissioner SN Shrivastava had said they had examined a large number of persons regardless of their religion and party affiliation and dismissing allegations that they were targeting a particular community.
Tanya Maniktala stars as Lata in Mira’s Nair’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy.(Image courtesy: TIFF)
Tanya Maniktala stars as Lata in Mira’s Nair’s adaptation of Vikram Seth’s novel A Suitable Boy.(Image courtesy: TIFF)

Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy to be first-ever TV series to close Toronto Film Fest

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 04:27 PM IST
The screening spans six hours, covering the entire series , with two intermissions for 20-minutes each for those attending in person.
Ishaan explains there’s more to selfie than vanity when the selfie-taker is an actor. (Wardrobe: Jordan)(Ishaan Khatter)
Ishaan explains there’s more to selfie than vanity when the selfie-taker is an actor. (Wardrobe: Jordan)(Ishaan Khatter)

HT Brunch Cover Story: Selfie slick with Ishaan Khatter

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:32 AM IST
Painters used to be the only people capable of self-portraiture, but now we are all at it. Actor Ishaan Khatter shoots innovative, self-timed selfies during lockdown, and asks: Do selfies signal the death of vanity?
With borders still closed, only local cinephiles could attend events such as the drive-in screenings held during the pandemic edition of the Toronto film festival.(tiff_NET/instagram)
With borders still closed, only local cinephiles could attend events such as the drive-in screenings held during the pandemic edition of the Toronto film festival.(tiff_NET/instagram)

Anupama Chopra muses on the wins and losses as the Toronto film festival goes virtual

Hindustan Times | By Anupama Chopra
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Even with its digital screenings and shrunken line-up, TIFF felt like a minor miracle; a reminder that storytelling never stops.
The series, announced in 2017, tells the story of university student Lata (Maniktala), coming of age in north India in 1951 at the same time as the country is carving out its own identity as an independent nation.(File photo)
The series, announced in 2017, tells the story of university student Lata (Maniktala), coming of age in north India in 1951 at the same time as the country is carving out its own identity as an independent nation.(File photo)

Bright, slow: ‘A Suitable Boy’ draws mixed reviews

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2020 06:13 PM IST
Starring Tabu, Ishan Khattar and Tanya Maniktala, the drama is directed by Mira Nair. One Twitter user posted a screen-grab of a watch worn by one of the actors, adding: “(That) watch doesn’t exactly look as if it belongs in 1951, does it”.
Ishaan Khatter’s new still from A Suitable Boy.
Ishaan Khatter’s new still from A Suitable Boy.

A Suitable Boy: Ishaan Khatter is excited about Mira Nair’s new drama series, shares new still. See it here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Late on Wednesday, as a run-up to the release of his new TV drama series, Ishaan Khatter has shared a fresh still from A Suitable Boy. See it here.
A Suitable Boy stars Ishaan Khatter, Tabu, Ram Kapoor, Rasika Dugal, Tanya Maniktala among others in prominent roles.
A Suitable Boy stars Ishaan Khatter, Tabu, Ram Kapoor, Rasika Dugal, Tanya Maniktala among others in prominent roles.

A Suitable Boy: Ishaan Khatter, Tanya Maniktala are all set for celebration in new still

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 11:59 AM IST
A new still of the Mira Nair directorial A Suitable Boy featuring Ishaan Khatter and Tanya Maniktala has found its way to the internet. See it here.
Ishaan Khatter and Tabu in a still from A Suitable Boy.
Ishaan Khatter and Tabu in a still from A Suitable Boy.

Ishaan Khatter and Tabu’s A Suitable Boy to arrive on Netflix: ‘Love doesn’t recognise borders’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Ishaan Khatter’s BBC series Suitable Boy will also be arriving on Netflix. The show is directed by Mira Nair and is based on Vikram Seth’s sweeping tale of four families set in the post-Partition era.
Ishaan Khatter and Tabu in a still from A Suitable Boy.
Ishaan Khatter and Tabu in a still from A Suitable Boy.

A Suitable Boy trailer: Ishaan Khatter, Tabu are engaged in a forbidden romance. Watch

Hindustan Times | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 04:16 PM IST
The first trailer for Mira Nair’s TV adaptation of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy, starring Ishaan Khatter and Tabu, has been released. Watch here.
Namit has played the boy-next-door in many TV shows including Sumit Sambhal Lega, proved his talent in films like Sui Dhaaga and Pataakha (both 2018), and then upped his game with negative roles in web shows Abhay and the much recent, Aarya
Namit has played the boy-next-door in many TV shows including Sumit Sambhal Lega, proved his talent in films like Sui Dhaaga and Pataakha (both 2018), and then upped his game with negative roles in web shows Abhay and the much recent, Aarya

Don’t look for validation, just focus on work: Namit Das

HT Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 11:50 PM IST
Actor Namit Das, who is enjoying the success of his recent web show, Aarya, says every field is competitive, so why is showbiz singled out? He says his mantra is to thank people during the highs and introspect in a low phase
Irrfan Khan died at the age of 53 on Wednesday.
Irrfan Khan died at the age of 53 on Wednesday.

Mira Nair remembers final meeting with Irrfan Khan in London: ‘He flirted with the waitress’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 12:53 PM IST
Irrfan Khan’s first film director, Mira Nair, has fondly remembered their final meeting, in London. Irrfan died on Wednesday after a long battle with neuroendocrine tumour.
Nikita Pearl Waligwa was 15 years old.
Nikita Pearl Waligwa was 15 years old.

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, 15-year-old actor of Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe, dies of brain tumour

Associated Press, Kampala, Uganda | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 08:54 AM IST
Young Ugandan actor Nikita Pearl Waligwa died on Saturday after battling brain tumour, She was seen in Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe.
Mira Nair, Naseeruddin Shah among 300 signatories extend support to students protesting CAA-NRC and declare in an open letter, ‘Our silence ends now’.
Mira Nair, Naseeruddin Shah among 300 signatories extend support to students protesting CAA-NRC and declare in an open letter, ‘Our silence ends now’.

Mira Nair, Naseeruddin Shah among 300 signatories extending support to students protesting against CAA-NRC: ‘Our silence ends now’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Kaushal
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Extending their support to the students, the signatories said in their letter, ‘The soul of the nation is threatened. The livelihoods and statehoods of millions of our fellow Indians are at stake.’
Ishaan Khatter and Tabu have worked together for the first time in A Suitable Boy.
Ishaan Khatter and Tabu have worked together for the first time in A Suitable Boy.

Ishaan Khatter found it easy to romance Tabu in A Suitable Boy: ‘Because that person is Tabu, it does half the job for you’

Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 09:11 PM IST
Ishaan Khatter and Tabu will be seen together in Mira Nair’s anticipated A Suitable Boy. The show will air on BBC.
Ishaan Khatter lovingly calls brother Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira ‘Bhabs’(PTI)
Ishaan Khatter lovingly calls brother Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira ‘Bhabs’(PTI)

Ishaan Khatter on how he enters Shahid Kapoor’s house: ‘Remove shoes then go in real quiet, usually you do a headstand’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 01:08 PM IST
During an interaction with Neha Dhupia on her show, No Filter Neha, actor Ishaan Khatter opened up about how he is supposed to behave at Shahid Kapoor’s house.
Mira Nair said that the arrest of Sadaf Jafar was “appalling”.(Twitter/Lookout Point TV)
Mira Nair said that the arrest of Sadaf Jafar was “appalling”.(Twitter/Lookout Point TV)

Mira Nair demands release of Sadaf Jafar: ‘Our SuitableBoy actress beaten and jailed for peaceful protest in Lucknow’

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 12:02 PM IST
Filmmaker Mira Nair has demanded the release of Sadaf Jafar, who will be seen in her upcoming series A Suitable Boy. The actor was arrested for taking part in the protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Actor Randeep Hooda has worked with Mira Nair in her previous film, Monsoon Wedding.(Instagram)
Actor Randeep Hooda has worked with Mira Nair in her previous film, Monsoon Wedding.(Instagram)

Randeep Hooda thrown out of Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy? Actor says he left after finishing his part

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 10:45 AM IST
According to a report, actor Randeep Hooda was asked to quit the sets of Mira Nair’s upcoming BBC series, A Suitable Boy, after he allegedly misbehaved with a make-up artiste.
Ishaan Khatter and Tabu in the first still of A Suitable Boy
Ishaan Khatter and Tabu in the first still of A Suitable Boy

A Suitable Boy first look: Ishaan Khatter, Tabu give an insight into Mira Nair series

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 04:19 PM IST
Ishaan Khatter shared the first still of A Suitable Boy, featuring him alongside Tabu, on his Instagram account.
Tabu is currently working with Mira Nair on A Suitable Boy.
Tabu is currently working with Mira Nair on A Suitable Boy.

Tabu: ‘Can’t label a role as good or bad, a character’s journey is important’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2019 05:29 PM IST
Tabu is glad that female actors are getting the fee they demand nowadays, but there is scope for improvement.
Ram Kapoor will join Ishaan Khatter, Tabu and others on A Suitable Boy.
Ram Kapoor will join Ishaan Khatter, Tabu and others on A Suitable Boy.

Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy adds Ram Kapoor, Shahana Goswami and Vivek Gomber to cast

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 09:26 PM IST
Mira Nair’s BBC production A Suitable Boy has added Ram Kapoor, Shahana Goswami and Vivek Gomber to the cast.
Ishaan Khatter turned 24 on Friday, November 1.
Ishaan Khatter turned 24 on Friday, November 1.

Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput wish ‘not-so-little brother’ Ishaan Khatter a happy birthday. See pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2019 09:02 PM IST
Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput have wished Ishaan Khatter a happy birthday. See their sweet messages here.
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