Ali Fazal hopes his new Hollywood film with Judi Dench is Oscar-worthy

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  • Updated: Aug 20, 2016 18:41 IST
Actor Ali Fazal will play Abdul Karim in the Stephen Frears film starring veteran British actor Judi Dench. (Agencies)

Actor Ali Fazal, who will work with veteran British actor Judi Dench in Stephen Frears’ next movie, hopes it turns out to be an Oscar-winning project.

“I just hope this film will be an Oscar-worthy film. I am not thinking of awards as such, but I am more than happy to bag this role. I will start shooting for this film soon. I can’t wait to work with Judi,”Ali said.

The film is based on Shrabani Basu’s book Victoria and Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closet Confidant, telling the true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s long rule.

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According to, Ali has taken on the role of Abdul Karim, the young servant from India who became an unlikely confidant and teacher to Queen Victoria (Dench).

Ali’s latest Bollywood film is Happy Baag Jayegi. He says he is happy with the audience’s response.

“It’s a very light-hearted film. I am pleased that the audience has liked the film. As an actor, it’s important for me to do sensible films and this is a sensible film.

“Being an outsider in the film industry, I feel there is a huge struggle, but I am getting quite a decent amount of work.”

Ali also starred in Hollywood film Furious 7.

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