clear clear clear clear clear
clear
Movies
 

  

Ali Fazal bags second Hollywood film!



August 6, 2016 11:59:05 AM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
Send to Friend


After making a brief appearance in FURIOUS 7 (FAST AND FURIOUS 7th series), Bollywood actor Ali Fazal is now gearing up for his yet another Hollywood venture.


ALI FAZAL PHOTO GALLERY
ALI FAZAL PHOTO GALLERY

Now, Ali Fazal joins the big league, as he has been roped in as the lead with Academy Award winning actress Dame Judi Dench in VICTORIA AND ABDUL. It's a rare occasion that an Indian actor is playing the titular role in a Hollywood film. 

The film is being directed by award-winning director Stephen Frears who has made films like PHILOMENA and THE QUEEN and the screenplay is by Academy Award Winner Lee Hall whose written movies like Billy Elliot.

Ali plays the lead opposite Judi Dench in the film which is based on Shrabani Basu's book and the film tells the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship during the later years of Queen Victoria rule with an Indian clerk, Abdul in her court. Set is the 1800s, Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

Speaking about the exciting news, Ali said, "It doesn't get better I guess. I have known about this beautiful story for ages. Never thought I'd be destined to play out a real-life character. That of Abdul Karim. Stephen Frears is one of my all-time favourite directors- from dangerous liaisons to the queen he's made it all. I can't wait to take on Judi. She's the cherry on this wonderful pudding. The most loved woman in Britain and probably the world. It was a process of endless auditions and readings and conversations and today I am so glad they grilled fully into it to a point of no return. I am ecstatic and I guess it hasn't really sunk in. So I will take a bow when I finish my work on the film. The fun has just begun.”

Ali has a long way to go!


For more news from Glamsham, follow us on Twitter @glamsham
and on Facebook at facebook.com/glamsham
Stay updated with Bollywood on GLAMSHAM.COM's android app.
Click here to INSTALL on your device.


  


   Comments

 
 

 More on Glamsham


- Diwali surprise! Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif's TIGER ZINDA HAI first poster is out - News
- Sushant Singh Rajput all smiles as he poses with Shah Rukh Khan! - News
- Secret Superstar - Movie Review
- Babe Of The Day - Picture Gallery
- DANGAL cast had a reunion at the special screening of SECRET SUPERSTAR - News
- Deepika Padukone voted 'Sexiest Woman Alive' 2nd year in a row! - News
- Exclusive: Sanjay Dutt's Diwali gets friendlier - News
- In Pics: Deepika Padukone launches Hema Malini's biography 'Beyond the Dream Girl' - News
- Jackky Bhagnani makes Falooda and its mouth watering - News
- Priyanka Chopra slays with VARIETY of women! - News
- Revealed: Rishi Kapoor's look from Anubhav Sinha's MULQ - News
- Sushant Singh Rajput's latest pic will brighten up your Diwali! - News
- This Diwali biographical drama LION starring Dev Patel to premiere on & Prive - News
- Virat & Anushka are lost in each other's eyes and we are smitten by them - News
- We have found Zaira Wasim's true 'love' and no it's not about boys! - News

   News Archives



A Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. site.