While his latest music video with Zareen Khan ‘Pyar Manga Hai Tumhi Se‘ is creating waves online, Ali Fazal is all set for yet another stint in Hollywood. After Furious 7 , Ali Fazal is all set to star in Victoria & Abdul opposite none other than the Academy Award winning actress Hollywood star Judi Dench.
It’s a rare occasion that an Indian actor is playing the titular role in a Hollywood film. The film is directed by Stephen Frears and is a period drama set in the 1800s revolving around a unique friendship between a queen and clerk. While Judi Dench will reprise the role of Queen Victoria (after the one in Mrs. Brown in 1997) Ali will play the role of Abdul Karim, a young clerk from India in this upcoming film. Ali who is excited about his character jokingly added that he is currently looking like a homeless guy since he has started to grow a beard for his role in the film. He will be leaving for the shoot in London right after the release of his forthcoming comedy film Happy Bhag Jayegi.
Revealing details about his character, Ali mentioned that Abdul is a guy from Agra who is suddenly thrown into a lavish environment in London and the film delicately handles the journey of a simple clerk teaching Hindi and Urdu to the Queen turning into a confidant and a political advisor who shares a unique bond with Her Highness.
source: Bollywood Hungama