The Toronto International Film Festival announced the feature film lineup for this year’s edition. It made every Indian moviebuffs’ day by announcing Mira Nair’s BBC adaptation of Vikram Seth’s A Suitable Boy as the closing-night presentation of TIFF 2020. Ishaan Khatter took to Instagram to share the momentous occasion.
Sharing a video clip of the series, he wrote, “Elated to share that #ASuitableBoy is the closing presentation for @tiff_net.” The series is currently airing on consecutive Sundays in the United Kingdom and is a six-part production written By Andrew Davies. It stars Ishaan, Tabu, Tanya Maniktala, Rasika Dugal among others.
A TIFF press release stated that a “strong representation of women, Black people, Indigenous people, and people of colour” among the selection reflected the organisation’s ”continuing commitment to normalising gender parity and racial equality for future generations”.