Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Rajkummar Rao to Come Together For Their Next Project
PeeCee is set to lead an adaptation of the Man Booker-winning novel The White Tiger, which is set up at Netflix. Will she and Rajkummar Rao be a suitable pairing for the big screen?
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is on the go, both on the professional and personal front. While she has been in the spotlight primarily for her rather “problematic” statements on the state of Kashmir, amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan and on a lighter note, for getting her husband Nick Jonas’ age wrong, she is now in the news for her upcoming projects. PeeCee is set to lead an adaptation of the Man Booker-winning novel The White Tiger, which is set up at Netflix. Ramin Bahrani, who recently directed Michael B Jordan and Michael Shannon in HBO's Fahrenheit 451, has been roped in to helm the film, using a previous script he wrote.
Rajkummar Rao will star alongside Priyanka and newcomer Adarsh Gourav in the feature, which will be shooting in India in October. Written by Aravind Adiga, The White Tiger unravels the extraordinary journey of a self-made man who transforms from a tea-shop worker in a village to a successful entrepreneur in a big city. Mukul Deora will produce the film with Priyanka being the executive producer. Priyanka, who is repped by UTA, managed by Anjula Acharia and Grubman Shire, will also be working with the streamer on the upcoming Robert Rodriguez feature We Can Be Heroes. She is also set to produce and star in an untitled wedding comedy set in India that will co-produced by Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor for Universal.
This week, Priyanka was slammed when she mixed up her husband’s age in an Instagram post. Nick recently launched his new initiative, the Villa One tequila business. The 37-year-old beauty shared a gorgeous shot with Nick, congratulating him on the launch. However, she made a booboo when she referred to him as being 27 instead of 26. Nick is still 26 and will be turning a year older on his birthday on September 16. Oops! “So proud. When you own your own tequila at 27! @villaone,” Priyanka captioned the post. Instagram users could not hold back and found the perfect opportunity to take a dig at the Bajirao Mastani starlet. “26* for 14 more days,” wrote one user while correcting Priyanka. Another added, “Well, technically he's 26 until September 16th.” However, Nick didn't seem to mind at all. Overlooking his ladylove’s tiny error, Nick commented, “My beautiful forever date.”