“I thought it was hard-hitting and provocative and sarcastic and funny and dark,” Jonas says of the Aravind Adiga book, a winner of the Man Booker Prize. “I remember it was such a page-turner.” Watch our exclusive video interview above.
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That propulsive energy is faithfully adapted by Bahrani in the new film, out Friday on Netflix following a brief and limited theatrical release. “The White Tiger” stars newcomer Adarsh Gourav as Balram, a lower-class driver employed by a wealthy family who later becomes a prosperous entrepreneur. Told in flashbacks with Balram narrating his rags-to-riches story in letters to a Chinese political leader, “The White Tiger