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Ali Fazal back home in Lucknow for Eid, says will stay put till July

Actor Ali Fazal, who has been shooting for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Milan Talkies in his hometown Lucknow, added that his family was happy to have him at home for Eid.

bollywood Updated: Jun 17, 2018 09:26 IST
Indo Asian News Service, Mumbai
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Ali Fazal is currently busy shooting for Milan Talkies and Prasthanam.(AP)

It is a wonderful Eid for Ali Fazal. The young actor is currently shooting for Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Milan Talkies in his hometown Lucknow. And the timing couldn’t have been better.

“It is Eid and my mother is thrilled to have me home. I’ve been shooting here for some time now and I’ll be here till July. So my family is very happy. In fact I was shooting on the day of Eid. But the team was kind enough to wrap up the shooting quickly so I could go home to my ‘sewaiyaan’ and ‘kabaabs’,” Ali could barely contain his joy, as he’s shooting with a Bollywood debutante from the South.

“She is Shraddha Sreenath. She recently did Vikram Vedha in Tamil with Madhavan. She is a fabulous actress. It’s a joy to be working around someone so gifted,” says Ali whose happiness knows no bounds as he is also shooting with one of his favourite actors in another project.

“I can’t believe I am shooting with Manisha Koirala. She plays my mother in the remake of the 2010 Telugu hit Prasthanam. I’m her biggest fan. Every time we are shooting together I just keep staring at her. I wonder what she thinks of me! Sadly, I am not paired with her in the film. But just shooting with her is a joy.”

Ali Fazal and Manisha Koirala on sets of Prasthanam.

Ali’s association with beautiful talented actors of every generation goes back to the legendary Judi Dench with whom he had the singular honour of being paired in the 2017 British trans-cultural drama Victoria & Abdul.

Ali is still in touch with his mythical British co-star. He sent her some mangoes this summer season, and guess what the irrepressible Judi Dench replied?

“She thanked me saying, ‘I wish it was you in that box instead of the mangoes’. I’d love to meet with Judi again as soon as I can.” Ali added.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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First Published: Jun 17, 2018 09:26 IST