The White Tiger: Priyanka Chopra-Rajkummar Rao Step Back For Co-Star, 'They Knew From The Start That It Was Adarsh Gourav's Film' - EXCLUSIVE

Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao have decided to step back to let their relatively unknown co-star Adarsh Gourav take to the limelight in The White Tiger.

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The White Tiger: Priyanka Chopra-Rajkummar Rao Step Back For Co-Star, 'They Knew From The Start That It Was Adarsh Gourav's Film' - EXCLUSIVE
Who says actors are self-obsessed narcissists? The way Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao have decided to step back to let their relatively unknown co-star Adarsh Gourav take to the limelight in The White Tiger, is a lesson for many others.

It is reliably learnt that  Priyanka and Rajkummar took a conscious  decision to let Adarsh  take centrestage.

“See, they knew from the start that The White Tiger  was Adarsh Gourav’s film. They knew it was his film from the  moment they agreed  to get on board in the project.  Director Ramin Bahrani is a formidable talent. He  was not going to increase Priyanka’s role just because she’s a global star. From the start she and Raj knew the extent  of their parts. And they were okay with Gourav taking centrstage in the film, and now  in the promotions,”  informs a source  close to the project.


Gourav is dazed by all the attention that he’s getting and  how comfortable Priyanka made him  feel all through the  making of the film. She  introduced Gourav to the American media as the star of the show.

Shall we say, hats off to Ms Chopra for breaking the myth  of the jealous insider versus  the nervous anxious insecure  outsider?

I remember Simi Garewal  telling me a aorrendous story from the  start of her career about meeting a very beautiful young star and her even more beautiful mother at a party.  They greeted Simi with a frosty smile and a few pleasant words. Simi was in one of  the  cubicles in the washroom when the star-daughter and star-mother walked in. “Why do  you  even have to talk to HER?She’s a nobody,” the mother  muttered angrily to the star daughter while Simi wept silently.

Blessedly those days of insecure stars are over, Priyanka Chopra represents the democratic welcoming spirit  that I missed when I became a film writer. One  of my first editors  had advised me, “You are from Bihar why don’t you  try Hindi journalism?”

Dhanavayaad, but no dhanvyavaad.





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