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Actor Priyanka Chopra made it to the BAFTA 2021 longlist

Priyanka Chopra

Miss World 2000 Priyanka Chopra has made it to the BAFTA 2021 longlist in the category of ‘Best Supporting Actress’. She has been considered for her role as Pinky Madam in Ramin Bahrani’s ‘The White Tiger’.

For the BAFTA 2021 longlist, Priyanka is in the company of stars such as Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and Oscar-nominated stars Glenn Close and Saoirse Ronan. The selections have been made out of 234 entries. The second round of voting will select the final list of six nominees and finally, the third round will decide the winner.

In The White Tiger, Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao play the roles of a rich married couple, who have been living with their family in India after returning from the US for their business. Adarsh Gourav plays the role of their poor driver named Balram Halwai, who, after an accident, rebels and becomes a master of his own. The White Tiger is director Ramin Bahrani’s adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s Man Booker Prize-winning debut novel of the same name.

Priyanka Chopra’s cousin, Bollywood actor Parineeti Chopra took to Instagram Stories to share her excitement. She wrote “Ladies and gentlemen, meet my BAFTA Longlist sister. I meaaaaan, Can’t wait for this to happen.”

Along with Priyanka, The White Tiger’s lead actor, Adarsh Gourav has also made it to the BAFTA longlist for the Lead Actor category. He is in the race against the likes of Riz Ahmed, Tom Hanks, Ralph Fiennes and others.

Priyanka also shared a list of all the categories that the film has been longlisted in, including Best Director, Best Film, and others on her Instagram handle. She wrote, “Wow all the feels for our beautiful film.” 

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