Author of the 40th Annual Man Booker Award stars in a Netflix film The White Tiger. The book traces the life of Balram Hallway, who started out as a waiter in a tea house and continues to be an entrepreneur and a tribute to wealth and fame.
On September 5, Netflix announced that it will be filming a film based on Aravind Adiga’s book The White Tiger. It was also announced that the project’s general producer Priyanka Chopra-Jonas will arrive on the set. The film, which will be produced by Mukul Deora, will be filmed in India in October.
None of the Streaming giant or Priyanka Chopra announced a release date for the movie yet. She has only announced the project on Instagram.
The film is an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger, which won the 40th Booker Prize in 2008, the year of publication. The book recounts the life of Balram Hallway, telling the story of his life in letters written seven days in a row. The letter to Chinese Premier Wen Jia Bao contained confidential information about how Valaam, who worked as a waitress in a teahouse, became a businessman, and the value of the wealth and fame he had acquired over the years in various ways.
The film is directed by Ramin Bahrani, best known for HBO’s work Fahrenheit 451 with Michael B. Jordan, who adapted the 1953 book of the same name by Ray Bradbury. American directors have worked on notable films including Chop Shop and most recently 99 Homes.
Priyanka Chopra-Jonas: To date, the role of actor Priyanka Chopra-Jonas in the film has not been disclosed.
Rajkummar Rao: The famous Indian film star Rajkumar Rao will also be involved in the project and will play the role of Balram. However, this is currently not officially confirmed. Some of his famous works are Newton, Omerta, and Citylight.
Major themes in the Film includes:
- Social Class / Classism
On April 5, 2018, Ramin Bahrani will direct and write an adaptation for Netflix. On 3 September 2019, Rajkumar Rao, Priyanka Chopra, and Adarsh Gurav starred in the film.