Ali Fazal was seen in a cameo in ‘Fast and Furious 7’ (2015) and now it appears he’s set to play lead in a film starring Dame Judi Dench, to be directed by Stephen Frears.
The film’s tentative title, according to TOI, is ‘Victoria and Abdul’ and is said to be about Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim’s friendship. Fazal said, “I think they liked my hold on Hindi, English and Urdu. I’m growing a beard for this movie. Hence, I’m looking like a homeless guy while promoting my upcoming film ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’. I’ll leave for London after it releases”.
Fazal is elated to be working with Dench. He says, “I’m living my dream. Abdul is a guy from Agra��who goes to London and is thrown into a fancy place all of a sudden. That’s just what happened to me. Stephen��liked my audition and I did reading sessions with Judi Dench”.
Fazal’s next is ‘Happy Bhag Jayegi’ which is scheduled for release on 19th August.