Mira Nair is a role model who has not only made it in the world of direction, an industry that is dominated by men, but is also a world-renowned director. She has directed some of the most memorable productions till date like “Monsoon Wedding” and “Salaam Bombay”.
The director has just signed on to direct BBC’s adaption ‘A Suitable Boy’. It is a bestselling novel written by Vikram Seth that talks about a woman’s search for love in a newly independent and post-partitioned India. Charlotte Moore and Piers Wenger at the BBC commissioned the adaption. The Executive Producers for the same are Davies, Seth, Faith Penhale and Laura Lankester and Mona Qureshi for the BBC.
The period drama is an eight-part series that will be produced by ‘War and Peace’ Producer Lookout point. Andrew Davies who has written ‘Bridget Jones Diary’ and ‘War and Peace’ is writing the script for the adaption. He has more upcoming adaptions with the BBC this year.
‘A Suitable Boy’ also seems to be the first project done with an all non-white cast. It will be filmed wholly in India and air on pubcaster’s flagship BBC One channel in the U.K.