Priyanka Chopra’s husband, Nick Jonas, is so enthralled with her performance in The White Tiger, he believes she could become ‘the first Jonas to win an Oscar’. Priyanka plays Pinky in the film, based on Aravind Adiga’s Booker Prize-winning novel.
In her recent appearance on Variety‘s Awards Circuit podcast, Priyanka shared that Nick told her “You may be the first Jonas to win an Oscar.” Even before the release of The White Tiger, Nick had shared the film’s trailer along with the caption, “Get ready! This movie is unreal and my wife @priyankachopra is exceptional in it.”
During the interaction, Priyanka also mentioned how badly she wanted to be a part of The White Tiger. She said, “I’m really looking for a trajectory where I have the ability to play various characters and genres and not be bogged down or put into a box or a stereotype of what I can do.”
Priyanka Chopra plays an American-Indian, Pinky, in The White Tiger. Rajkummar Rao plays her entitled husband and newcomer Adarsh Gourav essays the role of Balram who struggles to fight the system that is hellbent on keeping him in ‘his place’.
Directed by Ramin Bahrani, The White Tiger was released on Netflix on January 22. It stars Adarsh Gaurav in the lead role, and Rajkummar Rao in a supporting part.