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Ali Fazal makes a confession: It’s hard not to flirt back with Judi Dench

Ali Fazal responds to his co-star Judi Dench’s “spring chicken” comment; admits to flirting with the 82-year-old actor.

hollywood Updated: Sep 17, 2017 16:56 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
Judi Dench,Ali Fazal,Victoria & Abdul
Ali Fazal and Judi Dench worked together for the upcoming film, Victoria & Abdul.

Actor Ali Fazal was intimidated by Hollywood legend Judi Dench when the two first started shooting for their international film, Victoria & Abdul. When Ali reached London for his screen test, he was starstruck at meeting the English actor. He also mentioned that he “kissed her feet” and still doesn’t know why he did so.

But as the two spent more time together on the sets, Fazal increasingly grew more comfortable around her, and now, says that the two have become inseparable. The 30-year-old actor revealed that he adores Dench.“Judi is such a flirt, it’s so hard not to flirt back. I love her! Our relationship is so legit. She’s hard not to love as she’s probably the most loved thing on this planet!” Ali says.

“We both share a [similar] sense of humour that is the key to a friendship, and a certain comfort. My dame makes me look good — I am honoured to have been a part of her troupe and this film. And her reactions make me ecstatic,” Fazal had told us before.

Dench, too, is fond of her co-star, and had previously admitted that she felt like a “spring chicken” around Fazal. “Abdul was someone she [The Queen] could actually relax with, [with whom] all formal protocols were cancelled. A real proper relationship, being able to speak her mind with somebody, I think that’s what it was. It’s exactly what I have with Ali. In fact, if today, Ali walked in where I was, you wouldn’t recognise me. I would be a spring chicken, all over the place. So beautiful,” she had said.

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First Published: Sep 17, 2017 16:56 IST