After a long wait, Ishaan Khatter’s A Suitable Boy has finally premiered on BBC and fans seem to be in love with this visually stunning show. An adaptation of Vikram Seth’s bestselling novel, the drama series aired on Sunday night and soon after its release had the approval of all cinema lovers.
Portraying the role of Maan, Ishaan Khatter received an overwhelming response for his work from the audiences globally. Despite A Suitable Boy having an ensemble cast of such good actors, the 24-year-old has been singled out in various reviews for his exceptional performance. What we absolutely love is how many international fans of the actor are now recognising him through his character Maan and are further making him trend on social media.
However, what truly is worth the attention is his crackling, never seen before chemistry with Tabu. Maan seems to be smitten by courtesan Saeeda Bai (Tabu). Filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh too took to social media and reacted to the opening episode saying, “Really enjoyed the first episode of a suitable boy. so nicely done. and such a superb cast. dil khush ho gaya,”
Applauding Ishaan’s performance, director Vasan Bala wrote on Twitter, “Incredible presence, grace and vulnerability….Episode 1 owned and how! #IshaanKhatter .”
The Dostana 2 director Collin D’Cunha lauded Ishaan and wrote on his Instagram story, “Of the many wonderful moments in episode 1 of @Pagliji’s #ASuitableBoy…this one just shone… when Maan played by an excellent @ishaankhatter looks on transfixed at Saeeda Bai (the ethereal Tabu) as she sings a ghazal (voiced by the wonderful @sethkavita!).
A Suitable Boy marks Ishaan Khatter’s first collaboration with the acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair. The six-part series also stars Tanya Maniktala, Ram Kapoor, Rasika Dugal, Randeep Hooda, Vinay Pathak, Vijay Varma and Ranvir Shorey in pivotal roles. The show will also be available for viewing in India and the rest of the world on Netflix soon.
Ishaan will be seen next in the Ali Abbas Zafar produced film Khaali Peeli directed by Maqbool Khan and co-starring Ananya Panday.