Ali Fazal’s Next Hollywood Outing With Dame Judi Dench Is Set To Roll!

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Bollywood star Ali Fazal is making great waves in the West after his memorable role in the latest film in the Fast and Furious franchise.

His next film which is with none other than Dame Judi Dench is based on the book, Victoria and Abdul. The Academy Award winner Judi stars as Queen Victoria opposite Ali Fazal as Abdul in the film directed by Academy Award nominee Stephen Frears.

The film tells the extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself.

As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

The screenplay of Victoria and Abdul is by Lee Hall, an Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner for Working Title’s Billy Elliot; and is based on Shrabani Basu’s book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant.

The film will be shot at locations across Scotland, India, and England. Eagerly waiting for this one.

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