The younger Ali Fazal is quickly buying a global stature in Great Britain the place he co-starred with, ahem, Dame Judi Dench in the well-received pseudo-historical Victoria & Abdul in 2017. Ali, who will subsequent be seen in the Sanjay Dutt project Prasthanam, is now a pivotal a part of the new Agatha Christie adaptation Death On The Nile. “I don’t know how these wonderful things are happening to me and my career. But they are. I leave for shooting in a few days. After that I will be in England for the next 75 days,” says Ali excitedly and tad nervously.
He can’t imagine he will probably be working with a few of the most distinguished names in the British and American movie business. “The director Kenneth Branagh is a legend. His Shakespearean adaptations are a testimony to his greatness. And now he’s directing an Agatha Christie adaptation. My mother and I have been Agatha Christie aficionados for as long as I can remember.”
Ali is dazzled by the array of his co-stars in the movie. “There is the very happening Armie Hammer, Gal Gadot and Latitia Wright. And now I just heard the amazing Annette Bening has joined the cast. I can see myself having a blast. There’s so much to learn from these actors and technicians. I feel blessed.”
The greatest a part of doing A Death On The Nile for Ali is his character’s color blindness. “I’m not playing an Indian character. That for me is a big victory. To be an Indian actor and not being pigeon-holed….wow!”
Back house Ali has the Sanjay Dutt starrer Prasthanam and the internet collection Mirzapur’s second season on hand. “Prasthanam gave me an opportunity to work with Sanjay Dutt and Manisha Koirala, actors I’ve grown up watching and admiring. As for the second season of Mirzapur, I’ve already accomplished my work. But there’s time but earlier than it streams. Mirzapur obtained me a variety of consideration.”
Ali has additionally quietly completed work on one other OTT movie. “It’s referred to as House Arrest and it’s a darkish comedy a few man who refuses to step out of his house for 9 months. It’s not a thriller and it’s not a comedy in the regular sense. It’s exhausting to outline. Shashanka Ghosh is the director, and I’m curious to see how audiences react to it.”
As Ali prepares to fly out to London, he mulls over his prolonged separation from girlfriend Richa Chadda. “After a very long time I met her at the screening of her movie Article 375. She is busy along with her profession. I with mine. We don’t get to spend as a lot time collectively as we’d like.”