It's always exciting to see Indian actors in Hollywood films. And while we were going cray over Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone starring in major Hollywood ventures, another actor has snagged a leading role in a very big project!
Ali Fazal, the hunk from Fukrey and Bang Baaja Baarat (web series), is going to star opposite Judy Dench in a historial drama called Victoria & Abdul. The film is based on Shrabani Basu's book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant, and Judi Dench will be playing Queen Victoria and Ali Fazal will play the role of Abdul, an Indian clerk Abdul who won the Queen's heart in her later years.
Talking about the film, Ali said: "It doesn't get better I guess. I have known about this beautiful story for ages. Never thought I'd be destined to play out a real-life character." Ali also added that he went through endless auditions and readings, and really glad that he got the role.