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Dame Judi Dench just can’t stop complimenting Abdul to her Victoria, Ali Fazal

Oscar-winning actor Judi Dench says her Victoria & Abdul co-star Ali Fazal is a beautiful young man, who is “kind of a romantic and also a laugher”.

hollywood Updated: Oct 04, 2017 20:52 IST
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Judi Dench,Ali Fazal,Victoria and Abdul
Actor Judi Dench and actor Ali Fazal attend the premiere of the movie Victoria and Abdul presented out of competition at the 74th Venice Film Festival.(AFP)

Oscar-winning actor Judi Dench says her Victoria & Abdul co-star Ali Fazal is a beautiful young man, who is “kind of a romantic and also a laugher”.

After its screening at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival, director Stephen Frears’ film is scheduled for an October 13 release in India.

“(Ali is) a beautiful young man. He’s kind of a romantic, and also a laugher. That’s a good mixture. We got on very well indeed,” Dench said in a statement.

The film tells the true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria’s rule.

In this image released by Focus Features, Judi Dench, right, and Ali Fazal appear in a scene from Victoria and Abdul. (AP)

When Abdul Karim (Ali), a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favour with the Queen herself.

As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy.

As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity.

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