Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao to star in ‘The White Tiger’ on Netflix

Priyanka Chopra and RajKummar Rao. (file image)

Actress Priyanka Chopra and actor Rajkummar Rao are all set to star in Netflix’s upcoming film “The White Tiger”.

Both actors will be working together for the first time. Adapted from Aravind Adiga’s prize-winning novel by the same name, “The White Tiger”, will also feature debutante Adarsh Gourav.

The screen adaptation will be a Netflix original which will be helmed by Fahrenheit 451 director Ramin Bahrani. The shooting for the film will begin in India later this year. Priyanka and Rajkummar will be seen in pivotal roles.

“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.” Priyanka said in a statement.

“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 added.

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While actor Rajkummar 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 project is being co-produced by Priyanka Chopra and Mukul Deora. The White Tiger follows the extraordinary journey of a self-made man from a tea-shop worker in a village to a successful entrepreneur in a big city.

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