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“Women should rule the world,” says actor Ali Fazal

And, that’s because of their in-built nurturing nature he explains

brunch Updated: Mar 09, 2019 23:58 IST
Sarah Mirza
Sarah Mirza
Hindustan Times
The Godfather,Bollywood,galmour
Actor Ali Fazal says he’s watched The Godfather too many times! Shirt, Zara(Angelo Sgambati)
All about Ali Fazal
  • Date of birth: October 15
  • Sun Sign: Libra
  • Place of birth: New Delhi
  • School/College: The Doon School, Dehradun and St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai
  • High point of your life: The release of my film Victoria & Abdul (2017)
  • Low point of your life : In school, I broke my arm and the fracture had become quite critical

One movie that you have watched a million times.
I have seen The Godfather (1972), too many times.

What’s the one myth about Bollywood you had when you started working in the industry?
That it is all about glamour and over-the-top people.... When I started working, I realised actors are as normal as anyone else.

What is the most appealing thing in women, according to you?
Their in-built nature of nurturing, which is also why women should run the world!

What’s the last show you binge-watched?
Russian Doll on Netflix.

If you could time travel, which era would you pick?
The 1950s and the 1970s, because these were iconic fashion eras.

Ali Fazal was on the cover of HT Brunch (July 22, 2017). He shared his experience of working with Dame Judi Dench

Advice to your 15-year- old self...?
“It’s okay. It’s not your fault.”

What’s the best thing about your hometown Lucknow?
The food that my nani makes!

What’s the funniest rumour you’ve heard about yourself?
It was a very grim one. A shady website published the news of my death (laughs).

And one rumour you wish to start about yourself...?
That I speak to ghosts.

What is the one thing you got scolded for while growing up?
My hair. I always had very long hair.

How do you de-stress?
I love running and sometimes I go to the movies by myself.

What’s your favourite quote?
“If you can’t convince them, confuse them,” by Harry S. Truman.

Ali’s favourites
  • Movies: Love Actually (2003) and Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Actor: Marlon Brando
  • Holiday destination: Turkey
  • Musician: Tupac Shakur
  • Author: Haruki Murakami

From HT Brunch, March 10, 2019

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First Published: Mar 09, 2019 22:32 IST