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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

By Juhi Chakraborty | Hindustan Times, 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.
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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

By Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
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’
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Which one did you watch first?
Which one did you watch first?

Sunday Debate: Mirzapur vs A Suitable Boy

By Priya Malik and Karishma Kuenzang | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 08:53 AM IST
On that blockbuster weekend, what did you watch first? And what that says about you...
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Mira Nair has been bold to undertake an adaptation of this 1,500-page masterpiece. This certainly runs the risk of not being able to capture the complexities of the characters, political situations, and personal struggles(BBC/Lookout Point)
Mira Nair has been bold to undertake an adaptation of this 1,500-page masterpiece. This certainly runs the risk of not being able to capture the complexities of the characters, political situations, and personal struggles(BBC/Lookout Point)

A Suitable Boy: Where love is intricate and the personal is political

By Parul Bhandari
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Nair’s adaptation has captured well how the personal is always political, and has explained well that religion, pride, and intent create an intricate web that is to be traversed in order to find a suitable spouse.
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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.
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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’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
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.
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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

By Rohan Naahar | Hindustan Times
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.
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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

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya | Hindustan Times, Toronto
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.
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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

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
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”.
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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

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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Watch the trailer of miniseries, The Suitable Boy, or follow @bestcitybreaks on Instagram to satiate your wanderlust
Watch the trailer of miniseries, The Suitable Boy, or follow @bestcitybreaks on Instagram to satiate your wanderlust

A Suitable Boy trailer and travel inspo for our quarantined souls in this week’s WTF

By Team HT Brunch | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 07:12 AM IST
Curating the best of the Internet for your Sunday viewing benefits
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In times of physical distancing, sharing a bhutta by the sea is a dilemma(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)
In times of physical distancing, sharing a bhutta by the sea is a dilemma(Photo Imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: The devil and the deep blue sea

By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 08:05 AM IST
The ocean may churn out clichés, but it never stops inspiring awe and wonder
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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’

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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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

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times
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.
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What happens when our two worlds — home and office — collide?(Unsplash)
What happens when our two worlds — home and office — collide?(Unsplash)

Life Hacks: All you who sleep tonight…

By Charles Assisi | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 08:29 AM IST
What happens when our two worlds — home and office — collide?
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Lockdown yearnings: Oh, for some(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
Lockdown yearnings: Oh, for some(Pradeep Gaur/Mint)

Lockdown Diaries: Longing for company by Aseem Chhabra

By Aseem Chhabra | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2020 01:36 PM IST
How will we face the world again, sit fearlessly in large movie theatres and restaurants, and walk amid crowds?
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Author Madhuri Vijay.(twitter/@thereadingwomen)
Author Madhuri Vijay.(twitter/@thereadingwomen)

Madhuri Vijay bags Crossword Book Award for novel on Kashmir

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2020 02:10 PM IST
The prestigious award in the jury category is the third major literary prize that the Bengaluru-born, US-based writer has won for her book ‘The Far Field’ which came out last year. Read on to know more...
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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’

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
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.
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Actor Kubbra Sait is wearing a graphic sweatshirt that reads: Love is Love.(Photo: Instagram/kubbrasait)
Actor Kubbra Sait is wearing a graphic sweatshirt that reads: Love is Love.(Photo: Instagram/kubbrasait)

Winter wardrobe: Snuggle up with sweatshirts

By Etti Bali | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2019 03:31 PM IST
The season’s hot favourite look is incomplete without a baggy sweatshirt, classic blue denims and boots.
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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’

By Shreya Mukherjee | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, 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.
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There’s more to it than meets the eye

By Navneet Vyasan | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 06:22 PM IST
Time and again, post-colonial literature has seen Indian novelists exercise social commentary as an underlying tool to mask their stories
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Stripes are a timeless classic. Here’s how you can own it!(instagram/stylebyami)
Stripes are a timeless classic. Here’s how you can own it!(instagram/stylebyami)

Trend Alert 2019: Here’s how Bollywood stars earn their stripes

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 04:04 PM IST
Actors sport head-to-toe colour-blocked striped ensembles for their photo-ops and other outings.
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Actor Ishaan Khatter seen in Mumbai's Juhu, on May 26, 2019.(IANS)
Actor Ishaan Khatter seen in Mumbai's Juhu, on May 26, 2019.(IANS)

Ishaan Khatter joins Mira Nair’s epic BBC adaptaion of A Suitable Boy, says ‘it’s an honour and a pleasure’

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2019 08:57 PM IST
Ishaan Khatter has joined director Mira Nair’s epic BBC adaptaion of Vikram Seth’s novel, A Suitable Boy.
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The eminent writer Vikram Seth(illustration: Mohit Suneja)
The eminent writer Vikram Seth(illustration: Mohit Suneja)

Author whose verses left an indelible mark

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 01:03 PM IST
Vikram Seth: This renowned novelist, poet and travel writer has numerous works to his credit, the main ones being The Golden Gate, a novel in verse and the epic work titled A Suitable Boy.
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Ishaan Khatter has reportedly quit Midnight’s Children due to creative differences with director Vishal Bhardwaj.
Ishaan Khatter has reportedly quit Midnight’s Children due to creative differences with director Vishal Bhardwaj.

Ishaan Khatter walks out of Vishal Bhardwaj’s Netflix series Midnight Children due to creative differences: Reports

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 28, 2019 01:21 PM IST
After making his film debut with Majid Majidi’s Beyond the Clouds, Ishaan Khatter was last seen in Janhvi Kapoor’s Dhadak.
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Vijay Varma bags Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy series(Instagram)
Vijay Varma bags Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy series(Instagram)

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

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 04:28 PM IST
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.
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Actors Deepika Padukone, Kajol, Janhvi Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have made appearances wearing sarees with floor-sweeping pallus.
Actors Deepika Padukone, Kajol, Janhvi Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have made appearances wearing sarees with floor-sweeping pallus.

Bollywood makes a clean sweep with floor-grazing pallus

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 12:43 PM IST
Actors Deepika Padukone, Kajol, Janhvi Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have made appearances wearing sarees with floor-sweeping pallus. The trend has got a nod of approval from style gurus.
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Not only are satin dresses a hit but also, satin separates are raising the style quotient of celebrities.(@houseofmasaba/Instagram)
Not only are satin dresses a hit but also, satin separates are raising the style quotient of celebrities.(@houseofmasaba/Instagram)

Satin is the hottest fabric this season

By Akshay Kaushal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 12:42 PM IST
From Priyanka Chopra to Shamita Shetty, the lush fabric is now seen on them in the form of saris, pantsuits and dresses.
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Novelist and poet Vikram Seth with his sprawling novel whose heart is the story of a young girl, Lata, and her three suitors.(Sanjeev Verma / HT)
Novelist and poet Vikram Seth with his sprawling novel whose heart is the story of a young girl, Lata, and her three suitors.(Sanjeev Verma / HT)

‘Obsession kept me going’: Writer Vikram Seth on 25 years of A Suitable Boy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2018 06:09 PM IST
As Vikram Seth’s landmark novel, A Suitable Boy, completes 25 years, an exclusive interview with the writer on the book, its much-awaited sequel and his plans for a scheme of books around the two novels, to be called A Bridge of Leaves
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Here are the five most anticipated books in May 2018.(Shutterstock)
Here are the five most anticipated books in May 2018.(Shutterstock)

Update your reading list with these 5 books that will release in May

By HT Correspondent | Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2018 02:32 PM IST
If you love reading, take a look at these 5 upcoming books by Indian authors. From books about royal women during the Mughal era, to the life of a couple in present-day New Delhi, there’s a lot waiting to be explored.
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