BAFTA 2021: Adarsh Gourav has THIS to say on being nominated in leading actor category for The White Tiger

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Ramin Bahrani’s The White Tiger starring Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao released on Netflix in January this year. And Adarsh who played the lead role had received rave reviews for his performance in the film.

The 26-year-old actor has earned his first British Academy Film Award (BAFTA) nomination. Yes, you read that right. Adarsh has been nominated in the Leading Actor category. Naturally, the young actor is over the moon. He took to his social media handle to share his happiness with the world.

Adarsh has been nominated in the Leading Actor category along with Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round), Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian).

Reacting to the news of his nomination, Adarsh took to his Instagram handle and wrote, “Holy shit it’s really happening! Thank You Ramin for trusting me to play the character that has given me more than anything I’ve ever experienced ❤️Congratulations to the team for two BAFTA nominations!! Best adapted screenplay and Leading actor. Congratulations to all the other nominees too! (sic).”

“I was shocked honestly. I was shocked to see my name in the longlist itself but this was… I went blank when I read the first message,” the actor told The Indian Express.


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Writer-director Ramin Bahrani also earned a BAFTA nomination in the Adapted Screenplay category for The White Tiger. The film is adapted from the Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name by Arvind Adiga.

Priyanka Chopra, who is also one of the Executive Producer of the film, is equally elated. Congratulating her team she tweeted, “What a proud moment for Indian talent with 2 BAFTA nominations for an ALL INDIAN STAR CAST!! Ecstatic for you @_GouravAdarsh, you are so deserving of this recognition, and congratulations #RaminBahrani, so well deserved (sic).”

Well, congratulations to The White Tiger team. Meanwhile, the BAFTAs will be held on April 10 and 11 this year.

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