Today, the reports come that Priyanka Chopra along with actor Rajkumar Rao will appear in Netflix’s upcoming movie ’The White Tiger’. The movie is based on Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize-winning debut novel. The movie will be directed by Iranian-American filmmaker Ramin Bahrani, best known for movies such as 99 Homes and Man Push Cart.
Ramin, who also writes the screenplay, co-produces The White Tiger with Mukul Deora (produced by Bheja Fry 2), Priyanka has also come on board as the executive producer. The cast of Priyanka and Rajkumar’s film also includes actor Adarsh Gourav, who is a known name from the films such as MOM, My name is Khan, Madly and Rukh.
Priyanka in an interview said, “I’m so excited to work with Ramin Bahrani and Netflix to bring Aravind Adiga’s poignant story to cinematic life. When I read the book, I was fascinated with the perspective of the narrative.”
The novel tracks the journey of an ambitious chaiwalla, whose self-made journey takes him to the pinnacle of successful as a big shot entrepreneur. But the plot of the story is laden with murder, lover and deceit. “The story’s portrayal of raw ambition and the extent one will go to achieve one’s goals is riveting. I look forward to filming this in India this fall and also working along with Rajkummar Rao for the first time and the wonderful cast Ramin is putting together,” Priyanka added.
While actor Rajkumar Rao is also excited about this project and said, “world-class project”: “It’s an exciting time for actors today and I’m thrilled to be a part of such a world-class project. I’ve been an admirer of Ramin’s work and am excited to see The White Tiger come to life with Netflix.”
Meanwhile, writer-director Ramin Bahrani said he has been conceptualizing the movie for a decade now, “I have wanted to make a film of Aravind Adiga’s brilliant novel The White Tiger for over a decade. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with Mukul Deora, Netflix and such an incredible cast on this project.”