Earlier, we gave you a glimpse into Priyanka Chopra Jones in her new Netflix film, The White Tiger. Now, we present a very special preview of the drama that also stars Adarsh Gourav and Rajkummar Rao. The White Tiger will begin streaming on Netflix globally 22nd January.
Directed By Ramin Bahrani, The White Tiger is based on the New York Times bestseller and 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel. Balram Halwai (Adarsh Gourav) narrates his epic and darkly humorous rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India. Cunning and ambitious, our young hero jockeys his way into becoming a driver for Ashok (Rajkummar Rao) and Pinky (Priyanka Chopra Jonas), who have just returned from America. Society has trained Balram to be one thing – a servant – so he makes himself indispensable to his rich masters. But after a night of betrayal, he realizes the corrupt lengths they will go to trap him and save themselves. On the verge of losing everything, Balram rebels against a rigged and unequal system to rise up and become a new kind of master.
Priyanka is not only starring in the film but also co-producing it, earlier she said was so excited to ‘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. The story’s portrayal of raw ambition and the extent one will go to achieve one’s goals is riveting.”
On an Instagram post she wrote, “You believe your destiny is what was bred in you… till you find a way to break free. I’m so proud to be part of this project.”
Rajkumar Rao also revealed in an earlier interview, “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 with Netflix.”
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