Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao to work together in ‘The White Tiger’
MUMBAI: Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao are all set to feature in a film together for the first time. They’re teaming up for Netflix’s new film, The White Tiger. It’s an adaptation of Arvind Adiga’s Man Booker prize winning novel by the same name.
The film will be directed by Ramin Bahrani. The White Tiger follows the extraordinary journey of a self-made man who begins life as a tea shop worker in a village and rises to become a successful entrepreneur. Murder, love and deceit become the ultimate price for his ambition. Speaking about the film, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who is also the executive producer of the film, 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 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.”
Talking about his role in the film, Rao said, “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.” The shooting will begin this fall in India. Writer-director Ramin Bahrani commented, “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.”