Ali Fazal made news headlines all across last year when he was selected to play the lead opposite Judi Dench in the upcoming period drama, Victoria and Abdul. Directed by Academy Award Nominee, Stephen Frears, the film is based on a real life inspired book by Shrabani Basu which tells the tale of the final years of Queen Victoria in the late 1800s in United Kingdom when she developed a special bond/friendship with a clerk of Indian origin.
The story tells the endearing tale of an unlikely friendship and the rise of Abdul Karim as one of the most influential court men in the Victorian Empire. The film is all set for a release on September 15th in the UK, followed by an Indian release soon after.
After the much-loved trailer was released over a month ago, now the first character poster of Ali in his regal avatar has been released.
Check out his solo poster right here:
The film has been produced by Focus Features and BBC Films.