Suitable actors for A Suitable Boy

Monday 12th August 2019 13:19 EDT

A Suitable Boy is believed to be the first BBC drama without a British actor, although it has been written by Andrew Davies, 82, who is known for his adaptations of Pride and Prejudice, vanity Fair and Bleak House.

The Indian cast unknown to the average British viewer and is based on a novel that, at 1,535 pages long. The corporation announced that the six-part drama will star 22-year-old newcomer Tanya Maniktala in the central role, alongside the renowned Indian actress, Tabu and young star Ishaan Khatter.

Set in the 1950s, A Suitable Boy does not concern itself with the British in India, as classics such as The Jewel in the Crown or A Passage to India have done.

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