Chopra Jonas stars in and executive produced Ramin Bahrani’s “The White Tiger,” which debuted on the streamer Jan. 22. Since then, according to Chopra Jonas’ social media post, the film has reached the number one position on Netflix’s Top 10 film list in 64 countries and estimates say it will be seen by 27 million households in its first four weeks.
“It’s so emotional for me to see the discovery and acceptance of this brilliant incredible story. #TheWhiteTiger being embraced by audiences all over the world is awe inspiring,” Chopra Jonas wrote.
It’s so emotional for me to see the discovery and acceptance of this brilliant incredible story. #TheWhiteTiger being embraced by audiences all over the world is awe inspiring.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 5, 2021
The film, from writer-director Ramin Bahrani, was represented on BAFTA’s long list, announced Thursday, in seven categories, including picture, director and Chopra Jonas and star Adarsh Gourav’s performances. Gourav is also nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for best male lead.
Based on the book “The White Tiger” by Aravind Adiga, the film tells the story of Balram Halwai (Gourav), an Indian driver who uses his wit and cunning ways to rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India. Rajkummar Rao plays Balram’s wealthy boss, Ashok, while Chopra Jonas is Ashok’s American wife, Pinky Madam.
The project is a Netflix release of a Lava Media, Noruz Films, Array Filmworks production, produced by Mukul Deora, and executive produced by Chopra Jonas, Ken Kamins, Paul Ritchie, Prem Akkaraju, Ava DuVernay and Sarah Bremner.
Following the successful launch of “The White Tiger,” Bahrani, Adiga and Netflix have already partnered to produce their next project, an adaptation of Arvaind’s 2020 novel “Amnesty.