Bhubaneswar: Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao have been finalised to star in Netflix’s upcoming film ‘The White Tiger’.
Adapted from Aravind Adiga’s prize-winning novel of the same name, ‘The White Tiger’ will also feature debutante Adarsh Gourav. The film, to be directed by Ramin Bahrani, will begin shooting in India later this year.
“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,” said Priyanka.
“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,” she added.
Sharing his excitement for the project, 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.”
Netflix is producing ‘The White Tiger’ in association with Mukul Deora. Bahrani is also writing the screenplay. Priyanka will also serve as the executive producer.