Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao come together for the first time for Netflix’s ‘The White Tiger’
There is going to be a new jodi on-screen as actress Priyanka Chopra will be collaborating with actor Rajkummar Rao for the first time on Netflix’s upcoming film ‘The White Tiger’. It is an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s prize-winning novel by the same name, ‘The White Tiger’.
According to a report by IANS, the film is to be helmed by Ramin Bahrani. The shooting will begin in India later this year. Priyanka and Rajkummar will be seen in pivotal roles. The movie will also feature debutante Adarsh Gourav.
Talking about taking on the project Priyanka 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 Rao for the first time and the wonderful cast Ramin is putting together.”
Rajkummar Rao who will also be staring in the film 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 filmmaker Ramin Bahrani said about the project, “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.”
Meanwhile, Chopra will also be seen in the upcoming Bollywood movie ‘The Sky Is Pink’, which also stars Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim in pivotal roles.