Netflix is ready to create yet another book adaptation with Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Rajkummar Rao. It will be based on Aravind Adiga’s famous novel, “The White Tiger”.
Published in 2008, the book won the 40th edition of the Man Booker Prize that very year. The book focusses on the class divide in India from the perspective of a poor village boy. The reader follows his journey through the years as he goes from rags to riches.
The White Tiger adaptation will be produced by Netflix along with Mukul Deora and the executive producer boots will be filled by Priyanka Chopra Jonas herself.
The shooting is set to begin later this year and the film will be directed by Ramin Bahrani. He will also be the one writing the screenplay.
“I’m so excited 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.
“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,” said Priyanka in a statement.
“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,” added Rao.
Behrani also mentioned that he finally had gotten the opportunity to adapt Adiga’s book after trying for over a decade.
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