PeeCee and Rajkummar to Team up for Netflix’s ‘The White Tiger’
It’s good news! Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao are set to collaborate for the first time for Netflix’s upcoming film The White Tiger. Adapted from Aravind Adiga’s award-winning novel by the same name, The White Tiger, will also feature debutante Adarsh Gourav. The film will be helmed by Ramin Bahrani, and the shooting will begin in India later this year.
“I’m very excited to work with Ramin Bahrani and Netflix to bring Aravind Adiga’s poignant story to cinematic life. I was fascinated with the story when I read the book. The portrayal of raw ambition and the extent one will go to to achieve one’s goals is something that is commendable. I look forward to filming this in India this fall, and also working along with Rajkummar for the first time”, Priyanka said in a statement.
Rajkummar is also looking forward to this collaboration. “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.
“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,” said Bahrani.
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