The actor could not, as a result, celebrate the positive response to his latest film Happy Bhag Jayegi with team.
Ali Fazal in London to begin work on Victoria And Abdul
Mumbai - 23 Aug 2016 19:00 IST
Actor Ali Fazal will begin shooting for his new Hollywood project with veteran British actress Judi Dench in Stephen Frears's directorial, Victoria and Abdul in London.
The film is based on Shrabani Basu's book, Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen's Closet Confidant, based on the true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's long rule.
However, Fazal is upset that he is not with the cast and crew of his recently released Bollywood film Happy Bhag Jayegi to celebrate the positive response the film has received.
"I'm so overwhelmed with the response coming in for Happy Bhag Jayegi... And to know that it's doing well at the box office. I feel bad that I am not there with my team (producer) Aanand L Rai, (actress) Diana Penty, (actor) Abhay Deol, (director) Mudassar Aziz right now,” Ali said in a statement.
“I did make a quick entry-exit before my flight, to meet the gang for dinner. Lots of happy vibes and happy wishes I am taking with me to another glorious set and chapter in my life. Work begins,” he added.
In the Hollywood project, Ali will reportedly play the role of Abdul Karim, the young servant from India who became an unlikely confidant and teacher to Queen Victoria, played by Dench.
Ali earlier starred in the Hollywood film Furious 7 (2015) alongside Vin Diesel and Paul Walker.