Final nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts or BAFTA awards is out now. Netflix’s film ‘The White Tiger’ has managed to earn nomination in two major categories. Actor Adarsh Gourav has bagged the nomination for Best Actor for his potrayal of ‘Balram Halwai’. Whereas director Ramin Bahrani also earned a place for himself in the ‘Best Adapted Screenplay’ category.
Adarsh himself reacted to the news after the list of nominees was out on his own Instagram handle. He shared the post featuring him with all the other contenders like Riz Ahmed, Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Hopkins Tahar Rahim and Mads Mikkelsen. The star also expressed, “Holy sh*t it’s really happening! Thank you Ramin for trusting me to play the character that has given me more than anything I’ve ever experienced❤️
Congratulations to the team for two BAFTA nominations!! Best adapted screenplay and Leading actor. Congratulations to all the other nominees too!”
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Global diva Priyanka Chopra who played the supporting role in the film and is one of the producers also shared the same post on her own social media handle. She also said that Adarsh is ‘so deserving of this recognition.’ Her caption said, “hat a proud moment for Indian talent with 2 BAFTA nominations for an ALL INDIAN STAR CAST!! Ecstatic for you @gouravadarsh, you are so deserving of this recognition, and congratulations #RaminBahrani, so well deserved. I feel extremely proud to have been an executive producer on this movie! Let’s get it!!”
The White Tiger released this year on Netflix. It is based on the 2008 Booker Prize winning novel of the same name by Aravind Adiga. It has explored important social issues like classism, globalisation, freedom and so on.