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Home / Bollywood / Victoria and Abdul: Dresses of Ali Fazal, Judi Dench to be displayed at the Queen’s official home

Victoria and Abdul: Dresses of Ali Fazal, Judi Dench to be displayed at the Queen’s official home

Starting Friday, the costumes worn by AIi Fazal and Judi Dench in Victoria and Abdul will be put up for public display at the former royal house - Osborne House.

bollywood Updated: Aug 02, 2017, 13:38 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Judi Dench and Ali Fazal play lead roles in Victoria and Abdul.
Judi Dench and Ali Fazal play lead roles in Victoria and Abdul.

Bollywood actor Ali Fazal is certainly going places with his upcoming film alongside Judi Dench - Victoria and Abdul. The film is already being screened at several film festivals including Venice International Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival. We have now learnt that the costumes used during the shoot of the movie will be displayed at the Osborne House in the UK.

The dresses from Victoria and Abdul shoot being displayed at Osborne House.
The dresses from Victoria and Abdul shoot being displayed at Osborne House.

Directed by Oscar nominee Stephen Frears, Victoria and Abdul is based on the friendship between Queen Victoria and her most trusted clerk, Abdul Karim. While Dench plays the titular role of Queen Victoria, Ali plays Abdul who was the Queen’s munshi. Adapted from author Shrabani Basu’s book by the same name and directed by British filmmaker Stephen Frears, the film is set to release in September this year.

Multiple costumes were designed for both the lead actors keeping the stature and royalty of the era of late 1800s in mind.

A dress that Judi Dench wore in the film, being arranged for the display.
A dress that Judi Dench wore in the film, being arranged for the display.

All the costumes will be go on display Friday onwards, for public viewing at the Osborne House, located at Isle of Wight, in the UK. Most of the scenes from Victoria and Abdul were also shot in the same house.

Ali Fazal’s dress being prepared for the display.
Ali Fazal’s dress being prepared for the display.

Also, it will be one of the first films to be shot inside the former royal residence so that’s one more feather added to the cap of the films achievement.

Osborne House holds significant place in the history of Britain’s royalty. It was built in mid 1800s for the Queen and Prince Albert. All the costumes worn by Judi and Ali will be on display at the museum site of inside the house.

Ironically Queen Victoria breathed her last in the same palace, which is now open as tourist attraction.

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