Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas is excited about her upcoming Netflix movie, The White Tiger, which has got her an entry into the award season this year. The makers have recommended her name for the Best Supporting Actress category award.
Priyanka took to her Instagram to share the wonderful news with her fans. Priyanka shared stories, images and videos of the screener package she had received for the film. Attached to the screener was a 'For Your Consideration' leaflet, that asked the academies, associations and other organisations to think about the White Tiger and the cast for the upcoming awards season.
Priyanka's name was submitted in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category. That was not it, her co-star Rajkummar Rao's name was also submitted in Best Actor in a Supporting Role category.
The film's lead, Adarsh Gourav, was championed for the Best Actor in a Leading Role category while Divine and others were asked to be considered in the Best Original Song category for their song, Jungle Mantra. Director Ramin Bahrani and multiple others' names have also been submitted in different categories.
The film tells the story of Balram Halwai (Gourav), an Indian driver who uses his wit and cunning ways to make his rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India.
The White Tiger opened to largely positive reviews last week. It was released in select theatres in the US and will start streaming on Netflix on January 22. Based on the Man Booker Prize-winning novel by the same name, it is being called among the few frontrunners this awards season.