Mira Nair

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Mira Nair told : “All of my work has always been about showing who we really are and not pandering to the Western ideas of our culture,” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “It’s also a big period piece in its own way,” “We had to do months of vital preparation to get everything right: the sets, the costumes, the colors” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “I also hope that everyone can see aspects of themselves in the story. It’s not a magical journey or something — it’s a human saga,” “The characters are myriad, human, and unpredictable, which makes it relatable even if American audiences aren’t aware of the country’s history or the details of the India-Pakistan partition” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “The main reason I wanted to do it was to make a mirror to the world that we were farther and farther away from,” External link

nytimes Monday, December 7, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said ( about Andrew Davies ) : “The adaptation of A Suitable Boy was already being done by Andrew Davies for BBC before I got involved in the project (as the director). There were many constraints, including budget and approach to the Western world, that I had to face. In India, we see the novel as a portrayal of our own people, but in the Western world, they still consider it radical to make a six-part series on a ‘brown’ epic or a saga that only has South Asians in it. It’s extraordinary that this outlook still exists,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “The OTT platforms are unbelievably democratic. A Suitable Boy received much more response than all my films did just because of the accessibility of it. Also, it gives filmmakers the freedom to make long-form cinema,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : "And Zohran is in! Change is gonna come" External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said ( about Vishal Bhardwaj ) : "We are going to open next year in November 2021. First in India and then in Singapore, and Dubai, perhaps, and then bring it to London and the United States," "It's a wonderful musical with music from Vishal Bhardwaj, one of our great composers, 21 new songs. It is very, very close to the film in spirit, but it's a stage musical. And that's something that I have been working on very painstakingly for 10-11 years. So now we are ready. And we're looking for Covid to leave us so that we can open on the big stages," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 23, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said ( about Vishal Bhardwaj ) : “We are going to open next year, November 2021. First in India, and then in Singapore, and Dubai, perhaps, and then bring it to London and the United States. It’s a wonderful musical with music from Vishal Bhardwaj, one of our great composers, 21 new songs,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 23, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair added : “It is very, very close to the film in spirit, but it’s a stage musical. And that’s the something that I have been working on very painstakingly for 10-11 years. So now we are ready. And we’re looking for COVID to leave us so that we can open on the big stages,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 23, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair says : “I am unafraid of casting first-timers. I have to see the spirit of the character in the person, that they have what instinctively feels to me like the essence of the character,” “For instance, I could see the mercurial and charming Maan in Ishaan. It was not fake, it was coming from within. It was the same with casting Tanya. A Suitable Boy rests on her shoulders. I call Lata a dewdrop in action. She is on the brink of life, she hasn't seen everything yet. But she is also intelligent and very self-possessed. She is unlike most young girls today, who have been there and done that. Lata has a certain innocence, of observing without fully knowing what life has to offer” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair says : “We decided it wouldn’t be a period piece alone, but a mirror to Indian society today. A beautiful mirror to what we have left behind, the world we should never forget,” “I was determined to create a balance between the politics and the personal love story. These two strands were also the reason I agreed to make the show, because the roots of so much of the politics we see in our country today were planted then. And still the Hindu and the Muslim community were interwoven in our culture, relationships, language, music. It was a syncretic society, which I wanted to highlight” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair says : “To be blunt, places like Varanasi and Kolkata are period-buggered; so changed that they were impossible to transform,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair says : “We refurbished the home, removed the ply from the windows, restored the jaalis, opened up the garden, fixed the fountain, and brought it back to life. In the process we became well-known in Lucknow and people started coming to us saying, please take our house and fix it!” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair says : “We still had to use special effects, to remove the hoardings, and the megaphones,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : "When I work, it feels like fun, so I really want to thank the Toronto International Film Festival for giving me an award to have my fun and to be part of the extraordinary privilege of being able to make cinema" External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair says : “What I have loved about directing ‘A Suitable Boy’,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : "A Suitable Boy is a modern classic about a time when a country is finding its feet after Independence. It is a massive yet intimate saga; an extraordinary tale of love and friendship across class and certainly across religion," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 27, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : “A Suitable Boy is a modern classic about a time when a country is finding its feet after the Independence. It is a massive yet intimate saga; an extraordinary tale of love and friendship across class and certainly across religion,” “It has been one of my favourite novels since the day it was written. I read it repeatedly and felt as if it was my best friend. I felt a sense of great companionship and understanding and a sense of evoking a time in India in which I longed to have lived. I just vowed to direct the adaptation of it,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : "A Suitable Boy is a modern classic about a time when a country is finding its feet after the Independence. It is a massive yet intimate saga; an extraordinary tale of love and friendship across class and certainly across religion," "It has been one of my favourite novels since the day it was written. I read it repeatedly and felt as if it was my best friend. I felt a sense of great companionship and understanding and a sense of evoking a time in India in which I longed to have lived. I just vowed to direct the adaptation of it," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “We had to recreate this atmosphere of crumbling aristocracy, rather than spiffing it up” External link

themirror Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair says : “I never subscribe to making films that exoticise India,” “So we had to shoot on location, to recreate this atmosphere of crumbling aristocracy, rather than spiffing it up” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 20, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair says : “The seeds of much of what we are facing today were planted in the 1950s,” “Vikram’s story drew on his own time of writing, the 1990s, just as we do with this adaptation today. For instance, the Hindu temple that is being built next to the mosque in the first episode is based on the destruction of the Babri Masjid mosque in 1992. What we are living through has a history, so this show is not a museum piece in any way” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 20, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair says : “I had been looking for my Lata for a year and must have seen over 500 people,” “Then I saw a grainy tape of this girl with dark circles under her eyes and I was immediately drawn in. Tanya is amazing because she has a kind of sweetness, as if she has not been fettered by the world. She’s truly at the brink of growing up, which is a really unusual quality in a young person in the 21st century” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 20, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “He was a stranger to America and a journeyman. He took that encounter with a new country, the new light and brought it into Ganguly’s world,” External link

firstpost Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “He disappeared into the part with a twinkle in his eye, which he never lost. He could really play anything, but he had the good taste to play only what he wanted to play,” External link

firstpost Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : "The kids came up to his waist. It was not possible for him to be physically part of this group. It was a terribly hard thing to tell this wonderful actor that I couldn't cast him, but he understood that," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : "The kids came up to his waist. It was not possible for him to be physically part of this group. It was a terribly hard thing to tell this wonderful actor that I couldn't cast him, but he understood that," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : “I can barely process that Ranjit is gone,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair says : “It was my first film, and his,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair says : “When I was casting for Ashoke Ganguli, Irrfan was the first and only call I made. When he came to America with Tabu, it was his first time (and hers). I introduced them to Jhumpa’s parents, Amar and Pia. His character was modelled on Amar. They spent time with the family. The way Irrfan brings all that into Ashoke — that tentativeness of stepping into a new space, finding his way into the character… the massive Bengali community in greater New York that welcomed them, and from where we got the authenticity,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : "Vikram tells the story of a free India and our people with wit, clarity and love -- I am deeply honoured to be the one bringing this intimate, epic tale of an unseen India to the world," External link

news18 Monday, October 14, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : "The talent in the room sizzled: Vikram Seth, author of the masterpiece that I have loved since the day it was written, Andrew Davies, the great craftsman of distillation of epic stories into screenplays, cutting-edge actors, first-timers and legends from across the subcontinent, all coming together to make a human, funny, political, sexy chronicle of India," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, September 7, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT



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indian director1.28%EN09/04/200504/09/2005
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Mira NairEN73.87%
Mira NairFR6.18%
Mira NairAR2.38%
Mira NairDE2.38%
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Mira NairEU2.38%
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Mira Nair

Last updated on 2017-10-24T17:07+0300.

About this image
License: UNKNOWN

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Quotes... Extracted quotes from

Mira Nair told : “All of my work has always been about showing who we really are and not pandering to the Western ideas of our culture,” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “It’s also a big period piece in its own way,” “We had to do months of vital preparation to get everything right: the sets, the costumes, the colors” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “I also hope that everyone can see aspects of themselves in the story. It’s not a magical journey or something — it’s a human saga,” “The characters are myriad, human, and unpredictable, which makes it relatable even if American audiences aren’t aware of the country’s history or the details of the India-Pakistan partition” External link

nbcnews Tuesday, December 8, 2020 2:21:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “The main reason I wanted to do it was to make a mirror to the world that we were farther and farther away from,” External link

nytimes Monday, December 7, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said ( about Andrew Davies ) : “The adaptation of A Suitable Boy was already being done by Andrew Davies for BBC before I got involved in the project (as the director). There were many constraints, including budget and approach to the Western world, that I had to face. In India, we see the novel as a portrayal of our own people, but in the Western world, they still consider it radical to make a six-part series on a ‘brown’ epic or a saga that only has South Asians in it. It’s extraordinary that this outlook still exists,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “The OTT platforms are unbelievably democratic. A Suitable Boy received much more response than all my films did just because of the accessibility of it. Also, it gives filmmakers the freedom to make long-form cinema,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, November 28, 2020 8:35:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : "And Zohran is in! Change is gonna come" External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 4, 2020 7:28:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said ( about Vishal Bhardwaj ) : "We are going to open next year in November 2021. First in India and then in Singapore, and Dubai, perhaps, and then bring it to London and the United States," "It's a wonderful musical with music from Vishal Bhardwaj, one of our great composers, 21 new songs. It is very, very close to the film in spirit, but it's a stage musical. And that's something that I have been working on very painstakingly for 10-11 years. So now we are ready. And we're looking for Covid to leave us so that we can open on the big stages," External link

khaleejtimes Friday, October 23, 2020 3:56:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said ( about Vishal Bhardwaj ) : “We are going to open next year, November 2021. First in India, and then in Singapore, and Dubai, perhaps, and then bring it to London and the United States. It’s a wonderful musical with music from Vishal Bhardwaj, one of our great composers, 21 new songs,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 23, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair added : “It is very, very close to the film in spirit, but it’s a stage musical. And that’s the something that I have been working on very painstakingly for 10-11 years. So now we are ready. And we’re looking for COVID to leave us so that we can open on the big stages,” External link

Hindu Friday, October 23, 2020 10:13:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair says : “I am unafraid of casting first-timers. I have to see the spirit of the character in the person, that they have what instinctively feels to me like the essence of the character,” “For instance, I could see the mercurial and charming Maan in Ishaan. It was not fake, it was coming from within. It was the same with casting Tanya. A Suitable Boy rests on her shoulders. I call Lata a dewdrop in action. She is on the brink of life, she hasn't seen everything yet. But she is also intelligent and very self-possessed. She is unlike most young girls today, who have been there and done that. Lata has a certain innocence, of observing without fully knowing what life has to offer” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 21, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair says : “We decided it wouldn’t be a period piece alone, but a mirror to Indian society today. A beautiful mirror to what we have left behind, the world we should never forget,” “I was determined to create a balance between the politics and the personal love story. These two strands were also the reason I agreed to make the show, because the roots of so much of the politics we see in our country today were planted then. And still the Hindu and the Muslim community were interwoven in our culture, relationships, language, music. It was a syncretic society, which I wanted to highlight” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair says : “To be blunt, places like Varanasi and Kolkata are period-buggered; so changed that they were impossible to transform,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair says : “We refurbished the home, removed the ply from the windows, restored the jaalis, opened up the garden, fixed the fountain, and brought it back to life. In the process we became well-known in Lucknow and people started coming to us saying, please take our house and fix it!” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair says : “We still had to use special effects, to remove the hoardings, and the megaphones,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, October 16, 2020 6:06:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : "When I work, it feels like fun, so I really want to thank the Toronto International Film Festival for giving me an award to have my fun and to be part of the extraordinary privilege of being able to make cinema" External link

khaleejtimes Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:53:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair says : “What I have loved about directing ‘A Suitable Boy’,” External link

Hindu Thursday, September 10, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : "A Suitable Boy is a modern classic about a time when a country is finding its feet after Independence. It is a massive yet intimate saga; an extraordinary tale of love and friendship across class and certainly across religion," External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 27, 2020 11:38:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : “A Suitable Boy is a modern classic about a time when a country is finding its feet after the Independence. It is a massive yet intimate saga; an extraordinary tale of love and friendship across class and certainly across religion,” “It has been one of my favourite novels since the day it was written. I read it repeatedly and felt as if it was my best friend. I felt a sense of great companionship and understanding and a sense of evoking a time in India in which I longed to have lived. I just vowed to direct the adaptation of it,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:17:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : "A Suitable Boy is a modern classic about a time when a country is finding its feet after the Independence. It is a massive yet intimate saga; an extraordinary tale of love and friendship across class and certainly across religion," "It has been one of my favourite novels since the day it was written. I read it repeatedly and felt as if it was my best friend. I felt a sense of great companionship and understanding and a sense of evoking a time in India in which I longed to have lived. I just vowed to direct the adaptation of it," External link

khaleejtimes Sunday, July 26, 2020 10:29:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “We had to recreate this atmosphere of crumbling aristocracy, rather than spiffing it up” External link

themirror Thursday, July 23, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair says : “I never subscribe to making films that exoticise India,” “So we had to shoot on location, to recreate this atmosphere of crumbling aristocracy, rather than spiffing it up” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 20, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair says : “The seeds of much of what we are facing today were planted in the 1950s,” “Vikram’s story drew on his own time of writing, the 1990s, just as we do with this adaptation today. For instance, the Hindu temple that is being built next to the mosque in the first episode is based on the destruction of the Babri Masjid mosque in 1992. What we are living through has a history, so this show is not a museum piece in any way” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 20, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair says : “I had been looking for my Lata for a year and must have seen over 500 people,” “Then I saw a grainy tape of this girl with dark circles under her eyes and I was immediately drawn in. Tanya is amazing because she has a kind of sweetness, as if she has not been fettered by the world. She’s truly at the brink of growing up, which is a really unusual quality in a young person in the 21st century” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, July 20, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “He was a stranger to America and a journeyman. He took that encounter with a new country, the new light and brought it into Ganguly’s world,” External link

firstpost Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : “He disappeared into the part with a twinkle in his eye, which he never lost. He could really play anything, but he had the good taste to play only what he wanted to play,” External link

firstpost Saturday, May 2, 2020 11:46:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : "The kids came up to his waist. It was not possible for him to be physically part of this group. It was a terribly hard thing to tell this wonderful actor that I couldn't cast him, but he understood that," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 30, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : "The kids came up to his waist. It was not possible for him to be physically part of this group. It was a terribly hard thing to tell this wonderful actor that I couldn't cast him, but he understood that," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 30, 2020 1:08:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : “I can barely process that Ranjit is gone,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 16, 2020 8:23:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair says : “It was my first film, and his,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair says : “When I was casting for Ashoke Ganguli, Irrfan was the first and only call I made. When he came to America with Tabu, it was his first time (and hers). I introduced them to Jhumpa’s parents, Amar and Pia. His character was modelled on Amar. They spent time with the family. The way Irrfan brings all that into Ashoke — that tentativeness of stepping into a new space, finding his way into the character… the massive Bengali community in greater New York that welcomed them, and from where we got the authenticity,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 22, 2020 5:19:00 AM EAT

Mira Nair said : "Vikram tells the story of a free India and our people with wit, clarity and love -- I am deeply honoured to be the one bringing this intimate, epic tale of an unseen India to the world," External link

news18 Monday, October 14, 2019 2:47:00 PM EAT

Mira Nair said : "The talent in the room sizzled: Vikram Seth, author of the masterpiece that I have loved since the day it was written, Andrew Davies, the great craftsman of distillation of epic stories into screenplays, cutting-edge actors, first-timers and legends from across the subcontinent, all coming together to make a human, funny, political, sexy chronicle of India," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, September 7, 2019 5:34:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
director96.79%EN10/18/201718/10/2017
renowned director0.64%EN10/01/201601/10/2016
queen0.64%EN09/30/201630/09/2016
actress0.64%EN07/03/201603/07/2016
indian director1.28%EN09/04/200504/09/2005
Names Lang Count
Mira NairEN73.87%
Mira NairFR6.18%
Mira NairAR2.38%
Mira NairDE2.38%
Mira NairFI2.38%
Mira NairEU2.38%
Mira NairSV2.38%
Mira NairIT2.38%
Mira NairES2.38%
Mira NairPT1.43%
Мира НаирBG1.19%
Mira NairHR0.48%
MIRA NAIREN0.24%
ミーラー・ナーイルJA0.00%


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