Priyanka Chopra recently shared the first look of The White Tiger, an upcoming Netflix original movie based on Man Booker Prize-winning book by author Aravind Adiga. Apart from Chopra, the cast of the movie includes Rajkummar Rao and Adarsh Gourav.

Chopra took to Twitter and Instagram to share the upcoming movie’s first look. She posted some stills from the film, along with the caption, “So proud to present the first look of THE WHITE TIGER – directed, written, and produced by Ramin Bahrani, based on The New York Times Bestseller and the 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel.”

Writing about the film’s plot, Priyanka Chopra revealed that this was a story of a family and the plight of one man – Balram Halwai played by Adarsh Gourav, who according to her is “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 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.

Chopra also wrote that Rajkummar Rao, “already one of the most prolific actors in India, will showcase depths very few can.” She further claimed that the film will make viewers uncomfortable, “and most importantly it will entertain you.”

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So proud to present the first look of THE WHITE TIGER – directed, written, and produced by Ramin Bahrani, based on The New York Times Bestseller and the 2008 Man Booker Prize-winning novel.  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 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. Rajkumar 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.   Coming soon to Netflix globally.  @netflixfilm   @netflixqueue   @netflix_in   @gouravadarsh   @rajkummar_rao   @vjymaurya @maheshmanjrekar @mukul.deora   @Ava   @purplepebblepictures    @tessjosephcasting

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Elaborating on her role in the film, Chopra shared another post on Instagram and wrote, “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. The White Tiger, coming soon to Netflix globally.”

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Netflix India also shared the first look from The White Tiger, writing,” Here’s your first look at THE WHITE TIGER with @gouravadarsh, @rajkummar_rao, and @priyankachopra. Yes, we’re screaming in excitement too!”

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About The White Tiger

The White Tiger is written and directed by Ramin Bahrani known for his previous films such as 99 Homes and Fahrenheit 451. The executive producers for the project are Priyanka Chopra and Golden Globe Award winner Ava DuVernay. Adarsh Gourav plays the role of Balram Halwai, while Rajkummar Rao will be seen as Balram’s employer, Ashok. Meanwhile, Priyanka Chopra plays the role Ashok’s wife in the film.

When Priyanka Chopra wrapped up the filming for this project on December 16, she shared a photo on Instagram on the last day of shoot and wrote, “Happy tired.. but so excited to have wrapped #thewhitetiger. It was such a pleasure to work with the best in the business in every department. The most hard working crew and such a delightful cast. Thank you for all your brilliance. I can’t wait to see the finished product and share it with the world.”

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Earlier, Chopra had shared her excitement about working with critically acclaimed director Ramin Bahrani. She said, “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 to achieve one’s goals is riveting. I look forward to filming this in India this fall, and also working along with Rajkummar for the first time and the wonderful cast Ramin is putting together.”

The White Tiger is all set for a Netflix release coming December.

Image Credit: Priyanka Chopra/ Twitter

Khushi Gupta is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.

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