Ali Fazal is busy creating a buzz in the west and is totally enjoying this moment to the fullest. From first appearing in ‘Fast and the Furious 7’ to working with Academy Award winner Judi Dench in ‘Victoria and Abdul’, the actor is receiving praises for his wonderful performance.
The cherry on top of his success cake was when the actor on Saturday gave a wonderful speech at The Contenders event in Los Angeles. He shared the stage with biggies like ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman and Jessica Chastain.
Kya hai na apne pe bahut pyaar aa raha hai aaj. Just. I love Ali today. His life. The people in his life. Ali Boomaye! Phirse bolo Ali Boomaye!
At the event, Ali shared an anecdote about Indian cinema and talked about how he landed the plum role in ‘Victoria and Abdul’ and of course about the growing diversity in Hollywood.
Well, Judi wasn’t there at the event with him as she is already busy with her next film’s schedule. Ali, who loved working with the iconic actress, is rooting for Dench to win an Oscar for this film. She has been nominated six times for the Academy Awards and has bagged one for Shakespeare In Love in 1998 for the role of Best Supporting Actress.
Oh no , not done yet sweety- november 16th somehow always has been a good day. Dengo day. And so we release on that day in some more countries. ðŸ¤“.. Coming up soon in more #AbdulEpidemic #victorianhangover
Talking to Mumbai Mirror, before flying to the U.S. he said, “Films which are contenders for prestigious awards are invited and their cast offered a platform to talk about how they landed the role and made it their own. I will be speaking about diversity in Hollywood and how actors like me get a chance to grab the spotlight.”
Chiming in the matter of the current storm of sexual allegations making rounds in Hollywood, Ali added saying, “We have a big stake now and though Hollywood is in a mess right now with this Harvey Weinstein exposé and other skeletons coming out of the closet, cinema is evolving. There is major reshuffling happening everywhere and it’s important to respect everyone, starting with women.”
Eddie Izzard and Myself , taking in the Venician sun on our private little boat.. i was excited for certain arrivals and ofcourse the screening. @victoriaandabdul @focusfeatures @focusfeaturesit @eddieizzard
Other films that were part of the event this year were ‘Blade Runner 2049’ starring Ryan Gosling, Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’, ‘Battle of the Sexes’ with Emma Stone, and ‘Baby Driver’ with Kevin Spacey, among others.
On the work front, Ali is now gearing up for the release of ‘Fukrey Returns’ and has also signed another international project which will go on the floor in 2018.