Ali Fazal has been off late juggling between Bollywood and Hollywood. Quite recently, as far as his overseas career is concerned, he struck gold with Victoria And Abdul opposite the Academy Award Winner, the legendary Dame Judi Dench.
The movie was the real-life story of Queen Victoria’s controversial friendship with an Indian help, Abdul Karim. Within no time, Karim became an important court-man in the Victorian Empire. The film brought in great reviews for Ali and, soon after, he already went on to land his second full-fledged role in the west.
Taking the honour of the film forward, this year at the Santa Barbara Film Festival, Judi Dench will be honored with the annual Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Films.At the prestigious festival, Fazal will be joining three of Judi’s precious co-stars for a special tribute presentation for the legendary actress.
Ali will be delivering a speech at the ceremony in which he will be joined by other actors Jeff Bridges and Armie Hammer, who will be honouring the actress collectively.
This truly is a proud moment for Ali to be part of an honorary night for an actress like Judi Dench!
When asked Ali, he said,” It was a world of a different experience to work with Judi Dench. She’s a powerhouse of a talent and I have learned so much from her. And now, to be able to be on a platform honoring her is actually an honor for me. She’s rightfully deserving of this award and so much more. She’s one of the most humble, hard-working, energetic people I have ever met who still has so much appetite to learn. She’s has inspired me for years to come and I’m looking forward to seeing her again after two months in Santa Barbara”
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