Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra is all set to join Rajkummar Rao for the first time for their forthcoming Netflix film, ‘The White Tiger’. The film is an adaptation from Aravind Adiga’s prize-winning novel of the same name, The White Tiger. The film will also feature a debutant Adarsh Gourav in a prominent role. ‘The White Tiger’ will be helmed by Ramin Bahrani and the shoot of the film will commence towards the end of the year in India.
Talking about the forthcoming film, Priyanka Chopra 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 to achieve one’s goals is riveting. I look forward to filming this in India this fall, and also working along with Rajkummar for the first time and the wonderful cast Ramin is putting together. ”
Adding to this, Rajkummar 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.”
The White Tiger is being produced by Netflix in association with Mukul Deora. The screenplay of the film is being done by Bahrani. Other than acting, Priyanka will also be the executive producer of the film.
The White Tiger is the story of an astonishing journey of a man who rises to fame from being a tea-shop worker to a victorious entrepreneur in a big city.
Director of the film, Bahrani said “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.”