Gully Boy actor Vijay Varma is set to star in Mira Nair’s A Suitable Boy, which is his first international project.

In the Indian-American filmmaker’s series, which is an adaptation of Vikram Seth’s much-acclaimed novel with the same name, Vijay will be seen playing the character of Rasheed, a student at Brahmpur University and also an Arabic teacher.

The story of A Suitable Boy is set in the time after independence revolving around four families. The novel is divided in 19 parts, each part focusing on different sub-plots.

“I am elated to be part of a Mira Nair project. I’ve been the biggest admirer of her work and cannot wait to make this illustrious story come alive,” Vijay said in a statement.

“During the process of screen tests, I read a few parts but it was the character of Rasheed that really attracted me as an actor and I was drawn to it. I’m glad that this project came my way and I’m looking forward to be working with a stellar team,” he added.

The shooting of the series is set to begin in September this year.