Indian actor Ali Fazal looked dapper as he stepped out in a tuxedo for the world premiere of his film Victoria and Abdul at the ongoing Venice International Film Festival here with legendary actress Judi Dench.
Lucknow lad Ali plays Abdul Karim in the Stephen Frears directorial, in which Dench is seen as Queen Victoria.
The film is based on a book by Shrabani Basu. It revolves around the relationship shared by Queen Victoria and Abdul, who was a munshi in her government. It also shows his journey on how he became one of the most powerful figures in the court.
Ali is currently on a worldwide promotion tour for the movie.
According to a review by The Hollywood Reporter, “It helps that Fazal, with his heartthrob looks and expressive eyes, projects such sincerity.”
The film releases in Australia on 14 September.