Ram Kapoor joins the cast of Mira Nair's 'A Suitable Boy'

The six-part web series distributed by BBC Studios is based on Vikram Seth's international bestseller of the same name and also stars actors like Tabu, Ishaan Khatter, Rasika Dugal, Namit Das and others.

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Bollywood actor Ram Kapoor was recently in the news, appreciated for his weight loss. The actor, who has been away from the silver screen for a while, will soon be seen in Mira Nair's upcoming project 'A Suitable Boy.' As per the recent announcement, Shahana Goswami and Vivek Gomber will also be a part of the project. Reports and announcements earlier confirmed that popular actors like Tabu, Ishaan Khatter, Rasika Dugal, Namit Das, and newcomer Tanya Maniktala were signed for the film.

Based on Vikram Seth's international bestseller of the same name, A Suitable Boy will be distributed by BBC Studios and has been written by screenwriter Andrew Davies. The series will be directed by Nair and will be showcased in six parts. 

Talking about the same, Ram Kapoor, said, "I have worked with Mira Nair on two films -- 'Monsoon Wedding' and 'Words with Gods', both of which have been masterpieces. Working with her has been a delight and I cannot wait to see how beautifully she paints a picture of 'A Suitable Boy'. I play Mahesh Kapoor in the series, a veteran politician who is not only a patriot, but also a reformist at the same time. He is a character with multiple shades and layers, and I'm looking forward to getting under his skin."

"A Suitable Boy" tells the story of spirited university student Lata (Tanya) in 1951 at the same time as the country is carving out its own identity as an independent nation and is about to go to the polls for its first democratic general election. It is a tale charting the fortunes of four large families and exploring India and its rich and varied culture at a crucial point in its history. Lata's mother is determined to find her husband - a suitable boy. But Lata, torn between family duty and the excitement of romance, embarks on her own, journey of love and self-discovery.

Ram Kapoor will be taking on the role of Mahesh Kapoor. The father of the other lead character, the wayward Maan Kapoor, Mahesh is a veteran politician who fought for independence and is now marked by the years he spent in jail under British rule.

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