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Priyanka Chopra, Rajkummar Rao cast in Ramin Bahrami’s The White Tiger for Netflix

The upcoming film will be adapted from author Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name.

Sonal Pandya

Netflix's next film, The White Tiger, directed by Ramin Bahrani, has found its stars. Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao will join newcomer Adarsh Gourav in the adaption of Aravind Adiga's novel.

The Man Booker prize-winning novel follows the story of Balram Halwai, a village boy who grows to become successful entrepreneur in the city through murder, and deceit.

The film, produced by Netflix, in association with Mukul Deora, is expected to begin shooting soon in India. Chopra will also be on board as 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," director Ramin Bahrani, who is also writing the screenplay, said in a press release.

Chopra, who is embarking on her second project with the streaming giant after We Can Be Heroes, stated, "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.”

After the web-series, Bose: Dead/Alive, Rao is once again exploring the digital space. He 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!"

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