Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao to star for Netflix's The White Tiger adaptation

Actress Priyanka Chopra will be collaborating with the actor Rajkummar Rao for the first time on Netflix's upcoming Web series The White Tiger.

Adapted from Aravind Adiga's prize-winning novel by the same name, 'The White Tiger', will also starring debutante Adarsh Gourav. The film to be helmed by Ramin Bahrani, will begin shooting in India later this year. Priyanka and Rajkummar will be seen in leading roles.

I'm so excited to work with Ramin Bahrani and Netflix to bring Aravind Adiga's poignant story to cinematic life. When I read the book, I was fascinated with the perspective of the narrative.

The story's portrayal of raw ambition and the extent one will go to to achieve one's goals is riveting. I look forward to filming this in India this fall, and also working along with Rajkummar for the first time and the wonderful cast Ramin is putting together, Priyanka said.

The shooting of The White Tiger will begin in India from next month. The book's central plot follows the rise of a man, who goes on from selling tea to becoming one of the brightest entrepreneurs in town. The project is being co-produced by Priyanka Chopra and Mukul Deora.

To this, Rajkummar added: It's an exciting time for actors today and I'm thrilled to be a part of such a world-class project. I've been an admirer of Ramin's work and am excited to see 'The White Tiger' come to life.