Victoria And Abdul star Ali Fazal has been the talk of the town ever since the trailer of his Hollywood debut has made it to the internet. The film is being directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Stephen Frears, who has worked with the legendary actor Shashi Kapoor while he shot for Sammy and Rosie Get Laid back in 1987.
Ali spent hours discussing his idol with his Hollywood director. And that idol was none other than Shashi Kapoor himself. Kapoor has evidently had his own share of working in the west and Stephen, in particular, has had a pleasant working experience with Shashi Ji and he expressed the same to Ali.
It was certainly a matter of pride for Ali to be directed by a director who’s worked with his idol from Indian films and years later Ali is working in a film as a lead being directed by Stephen himself. Ali said “It’s one of the best compliments that I received during the making of Victoria & Abdul being compared with one of the legendary actors Shashi Kapoor. I grew up watching his films; one of the best talents our country has ever produced. This statement coming from my director Stephen Frears was truly rewarding“.
Victoria And Abdul is all set to release on the 22nd of September. Are you excited?
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