A year ago in September, Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao began to shoot their Netflix project, The White Tiger, in Delhi. The film is an Indian adaptation of the book, The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga and is being helmed by Ramin Bahrani.
A day ago, Priyanka Chopra shared the first look pictures of The White Tiger, which she is co-producing. Taking to Instagram, she wrote, “So proud to present the first look of THE WHITE TIGER – directed, written, and produced by Ram in Bahrani, based on The New York Times Bestseller and the 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel.”
Talking about her character, Priyanka revealed, “In #TheWhiteTiger, I play the role of Pinky madam, who is a first generation immigrant in the US. She is in India with her husband, who is travelling for business. And then… life changes! Pinky madam is such a specific character, to play her unravelling in the story was such a joy. This is a story that needs to be told and it comes alive with its characters so compellingly in Ramin’s hands”.
This is a story about a family and the plight of one man – Balram Halwai played by Adarsh Gourav, one of the most talented newcomers I’ve ever worked with, and one of the most remarkable performances I’ve seen in a long time. Balram’s rise from a poor villager to a successful entrepreneur in modern India showcases how hunger and the lack of opportunity can build and drive a human being’s animal instinct of survival.
“Rajkummar Rao, already one of the most prolific actors in India, will showcase depths very few can. The film is powerful. It will make you uncomfortable, and most importantly it will entertain you,” she further wrote sharing the first look of Rajkummar Rao.