Ali Fazal beat a few talented Bollywood stars to bag Victoria & Abdul?

Indian actor Ali Fazal
says it was a surreal moment to work in Hollywood film –
Victoria & Abdul, which stars Oscar-winning
actress Judi Dench. He describes it as a
huge milestone in his short career. Ali has done cameos in 3
idiots and Furious 7, but he feels that getting Victoria
& Abdul
was a sweet coincidence. In a statement to
IANS, Ali Fazal mentioned, “It was a surreal moment to bag this
role and that too when I got selected for the film over some of
my peers who were in consideration for the same role,
especially those whom I look up to and whose work I admire.”

Speaking about his acting journey till now and his experience
while working on Victoria & Abdul, Ali further
added, “Shooting for this film was a milestone in the short
career I have had so far. I did a small cameo in 3
and then came the bigger roles in Bollywood, I did
with a cameo and now a lead in Victoria &
is a sweet coincidence. Working with Judi, Stephen
Frears, Micheal Gambon, Eddie and such an amazing team was more
than what I could have asked for.” (ALSO READ
– Victoria
& Abdul Trailer: Judi Dench and Ali Fazal will warm your
hearts in this tale of friendship set in the colonial

Born in Lucknow, Ali has starred in Bollywood films like 3
, Fukrey and Happy Bhag Jayegi. He
made his screen debut with a small role in the English language
film, The Other End of the Line in 2008. Helmed by
Frears, Victoria & Abdul is based on a novel by
Shrabani Basu. It revolves around the relationship shared by
Queen Victoria and Abdul, who was a munshi in her government.
It also shows his journey on how he became one of the most
powerful figures in the court. The role of the queen is played
by Judi
and Abdul is essayed by Ali Fazal. Produced by BBC
Films and Focus Features, the film is is releasing in
September, and its trailer was unveiled at an event on Tuesday.

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