Canindia News

People and feelings are the same around the world: Tabu talks about ‘A Suitable Boy’

By Twinkle Ghosh

In Mira Nair’s adaptation of ‘A Suitable Boy’, the evergreen Tabu steps into the shoes of courtesan Saeeda Bai – a gifted musician with captivating beauty. Experienced in entertaining wealthy men with both, Saeeda is surprised when her flirtation with a younger man (played by Ishaan Khatter) develops into something deeper. In an interview, Tabu talks to CanIndia about her character in the series and more.

Who is Saeeda Bai and what is her journey?

Saeeda is a courtesan, musician and singer. She inhabits a very different world than the world of the other characters in the story. It has a life of itself. She is not directly involved in the main plot but is definitely connected to it.

How would you describe your character of Saeeda Bai?

She’s an emotionally rich person because of the life she has led and because she has allowed herself to experience a gamut of emotions. She’s carrying forward the lineage of her mother and her grandmother to her great grandmother, who lived in this world with music, beauty, love and romance. She is broken but also very strong and resilient – trying to lead her life in the best way possible. She wants a good life for her sister.

How will modern audiences relate to ‘A Suitable Boy’?

As human beings, we all go through similar experiences and we have our journeys. We have societies that define us and that we are a product of. We have love and we have separation – so it feels like A Suitable Boy could have been a story of today. These characters could very well exist today in any part of the world, in any country. I think also because emotions, people and feelings are the same around the world, we will all keep making these journeys. People will be able to emotionally identify and relate to this story in so many ways.

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN

Portion of Ontario’s post-secondary funding will be tied to performance metrics

CIEDITOR-SABRINA

Mississauga issues temporary lay-offs to more than 1,000 part-time employees in non-essential services

CIEDITOR-SABRINA

Baby among 4 mowed down by drunk driver in Germany

CanIndia New Wire Service

Shehla turned my wife, other daughter against me due to lust for money: Father

CanIndia New Wire Service

Shiv Sena bedazzled as Urmila Matondkar debuts as their most glamorous member

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

Pregnant Anushka Sharma performs Shirshasana, husband Virat Kohli helps

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

Neena Gupta, Manoj Bajpayee, Sakshi Tanwar team up for thriller ‘Dial 100’

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

It’s so precious when people appreciate your work, feels Vidya Balan

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

A major shift happened within me: Zoa Morani shares her Covid recovery experience

CIEDITOR-TWINKLE

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY NEWSLETTER

Stay up to date with the latest news and exclusive offers directly in your inbox