Actor Ali Fazal’s project with Hollywood actor Judi Dench has created a lot of buzz in Bollywood, and he says that maybe filmmakers now look at him differently.
“I’ve heard about the change in perspective. I was surprised when my favourite filmmakers were messaging and tweeting about me, and it was very sweet of them,” says Fazal.
He says there’s a reason why Bollywood actors making a debut in the west is such a big deal. “In Bollywood, the film’s stakes are as high as the actor. In Hollywood, they are way above, and the day we realise this in our industry, we will start appreciating actors,” says the actor, who made his Bollywood debut with 3 Idiots (2009).
He adds, “We are so used to superstardom, but I know this is changing now. I see myself and my contemporaries being part of some good work in Bollywood.”