Vijay Varma, who got recognition with Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy, has been roped in to star in Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy, which is the actor’s first international project.
In this series, Vijay Varma will be seen playing the character of Rasheed, a student at Berhampur 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 with reading the book.
The story of A Suitable Boy is set in the time after Independence revolving around four families. The novel is divided into 19 parts, each part focusing on different subplots.
Vijay said in a statement,
“I am elated to be a 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. 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”.
The shooting of the series is set to begin in September this year.