The final nominations for the BAFTA 2021 were announced on 09th March 2021 and Adarsh Gourav is a nod in the Best Actor category for his performance in The White Tiger. Unnecessary to say, Adarsh Gourav got a big-shout from his co-star Priyanka Chopra. She said “What a proud moment for Indian talent with 2 BAFTA nominations for an ALL INDIAN STAR CAST! Ecstatic for you, Adarsh Gourav, you are so deserving of this recognition, and congratulations #RaminBahrani, so well deserved.”
The White Tiger is an adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s Man debut novel and nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category and won the 40th Man Booker Prize for the same. The longlist of BAFTA 2021 was released last month and Priyanka Chopra was in the lists of the Best Supporting Actress for her role in The White Tiger.
Other than Adarsh Gourav, Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Riz Ahmed (Sound Of Metal), late actor Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian), and Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round) have also been nominated in BAFTA’s 2021 Best Actor category.
In The White Tiger, Rajkummar Rao and Priyanka Chopra have played the roles of a rich married couple who get back to India from the US for their business. Whereas, Adarsh Gourav has played the role of their poor driver Balram Halwai, who, rebels and writes his destiny after an accident.