A Suitable Boy, directed by Mira Nair and featuring a sprawling Indian cast, failed to make ‘much noise’ in India. The BBC’s lavish period drama series that featured an all-Indian cast, couldn’t make an impact in the country. Actor Vijay Varma appeared in the show as a supporting character. The show starred Ishaan Khatter and Tabu in lead roles. It was released on Netflix. As the show failed to make a mark in India, actor Vijay Varma has given his reasons and theories.
Vijay Varma Reveals Reason Why Suitable Boy ‘didn’t make much noise’ in India
Vijay said in an interview that the tepid response by local audiences might have something to do with another show that he was a part of Mirzapur.
He told a leading daily, “I think it didn’t make much noise because it was released with Mirzapur.”
Both Mirzapur 2 and A Suitable Boy released on October 23 in India. A Suitable Boy had premiered over the summer in the UK, where it was favourably reviewed. But Indian reviewers were more critical.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Ishaan spoke about the mixed response, and said, “You learn from it and you move on. I think people have been largely polarised about the show. A lot of people also liked it and others didn’t think much of the show. I have been quite grateful and humbled really that it has been quite unanimous about my performance and it just reinforces my feelings about my work and I feel more encouraged and charged to put myself into my next instalments of work.”
Vijay was recently seen in the series OK Computer which released on Disney+ Hotstar. It also starred Radhika Apte. He recently signed on to star in Darlings. This marks Alia Bhatt’s debut as a producer.
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