Indian writer Aravind Adiga’s first novel The White Tiger, which catapulted the author to international fame when it won the Booker prize in 2008, will be adapted for Netflix by Ramin Bahrani (Fahrenheit 451 and 99 Homes). Bahrani is also writing the screenplay. Netflix is producing The White Tiger with Mukul Deora. “Chopra Jonas will serve as executive producer,” Netflix said in a statement to the press. The White Tiger also stars debutante Adarsh Gourav. Writer-Director Ramin said, that he’d “wanted to make a film of Aravind Adiga’s brilliant novel The White Tiger for over a decade.”
Priyanka Chopra said in the official statement that she’s “excited to work with Ramin Bahrani and Netflix to bring Aravind Adiga’s poignant story to cinematic life” and added, “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. I look forward to filming this in India this fall, and also working along with Rajkummar Rao for the first time and the wonderful cast Ramin is putting together.” While 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 with Netflix!”
Priyanka will also be seen in Netflix’s We Can Be Heroes and The Sky Is Pink starring Farhan Akhtar and Zaira Wasim. Meanwhile Rajkummar Rao has Made in China, Turram Khan and Roohi Afza coming up.