Priyanka Chopra Jonas hopes ‘The White Tiger’ can normalize South Asian representation [Exclusive Video Interview]

Priyanka Chopra Jonas hopes ‘The White Tiger’ can normalize South Asian representation [Exclusive Video Interview]
Priyanka Chopra Jonas says she was scrolling through Twitter when she found out Netflix was adapted the 2008 novel “The White Tiger” with filmmaker Ramin Bahrani. The news immediately sparked her creative interests.

“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.

See‘The White Tiger’ roars against political corruption, economic inequality in first Netflix trailer [Watch]

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
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