Editors note: Aravind Adiga won the Man Booker Prize in 2008 for his debut novel The White Tiger , which his old Columbia University classmate Ramin Bahrani turned into the movie that has been generating awards buzz since its Netflix release in January. Adiga penned a guest column for Deadline about how the pair became fast friends by bonding over Scorsese films in Bahrani's dorm room, a kinship that has lasted ever since. Back in 1993, the idea that any living writer could come near the Russian novelist Dostoevsky in greatness would have struck me and my undergraduate friends at Columbia University as blasphemy. But this was precisely the claim that a fellow student was making one night as we were studying at the library. Even more shockingly, he was claiming that a living American filmmaker named Scorsese was as good as Dostoevsky. He had a video back in his dorm room that would prove it. Anyone want to see it? He even had Iranian snacks in the freezer sent by his mother. Related Story ‘The White Tiger’: Read The Screenplay For Ramin Bahrani’s Rags-To-Riches Drama The student making the claim was a tall Iranian-American from North Carolina called Ramin… Read full this story
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