Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao will star in Netflix’s film adaptation of The White Tiger, based on the highly-acclaimed Aravind Adiga book. Filming starts this fall in India.
Man Booker-winning novel “The White Tiger’, by Aravind Adiga is the critical analysis of shift of India from a rural, agro, poor people economy to urban, middle class.
Ramin Bahrani, who recently directed Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451, will helm from a script he wrote.
Priyanka Chopra, who is repped by UTA, managed by Anjula Acharia and Grubman Shire, will also be working with the streamer on the upcoming Robert Rodriguez feature We Can Be Heroes. She is also set to produce and star in an untitled wedding comedy set in India that will co-produced by Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor for Universal.
“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,” Priyanka said.
To this, Rajkummar added: “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.”