January 18 : Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra Jonas are gearing up for the release of their upcoming film The White Tiger in India. Slated to premiere on Netflix on January 22, 2021, the film is an American drama directed by Ramin Bahrani and adapted from Aravind Adiga's 2008 novel of the same name.
Taking to his Instagram handle, Rajkummar shared a behind-the-scene video clip featuring the two lead actors of the film—Priyanka and Rajkummar. In the video clip, the actors are seen sharing a joke and laughing their hearts out. “#BTS When Chulbuli Pinki and Albela Ashok went out to dinner. #TheWhiteTiger @priyankachopra,” the actor wrote in his post.
The White Tiger also stars Adarsh Gourav in his first lead role. The film comes with a sharp message on India’s class and caste divide. It narrates a story of a man’s fight to break out from this system, and how he claws his way out of poverty to become an entrepreneur.
In a recent interview, the Chhlaang actor was all praise for his co-star Priyanka. He said that Priyanka, who plays his wife in the film, never made him, Adarsh or the crew feel that she was the biggest star on the set. In fact, Rajkummar and Priyanka play supporting actors to Adarsh Gourav.
The White Tiger has already released in a few theatres in the US. Reviewing the film, The wall Street Journal called it, “funny, ferocious, burning bright.” According to it, the film is a great entertainment in its own right, “a zestful epic blessed with rapier wit, casually dazzling dialogue, gorgeous cinematography (by Paolo Carnera) and, at the center of it all, a sensational star turn by an actor, singer and songwriter named Adarsh Gourav.”
Meanwhile, Rajkummar Rao has started shooting for Badhaai Do, a sequel to the film Badhaai Ho. Rao teams up with Bhumi Pednekar for the film and both the actors are having a blast while shooting for the comedy with a strong social message.