When Ali Fazal was announced as the lead opposite Dame Judi Dench in the period drama, Victoria and Abdul during August last year, it made headlines all over the mediasphere. Victoria and Abdul is directed by Academy Award Nominee Stephen Frears and is based on a book of the same name by Shrabani Basu. The film is now met with much anticipation for its official release in September, but before that the people who are attending the Venice International Film Festival will have the pleasure of watching it. The film is a part of a line up with some of the biggest films of the year which is set to premiere on September 4th.
Founded in 1932, the festival is amongst the top three in the film festival world along with Cannes and Berlin.
The entire cast of the film is flying down from across the globe to be present at the premiere which is said to be a royal gala affair!
When asked Ali, he said, “After TIFF, I’m happy and proud to say we are also up in Venice alongside the best of the best. To be a front runner at a place where Robert Redford and Jane Fonda will be honored and along with so many other legends present there, i just feel cool and honoured. So, let the games begin!”
Now, with this announcement we are most certainly excited to have Ali Fazal be sharing this global stage and rubbing shoulders with some of the finest talents from across the globe.