It is a wonderful Eid for Ali Fazal. The young actor is currently shooting for Tigmanshu Dhulia's Milan Talkies in his hometown Lucknow. And the timing couldn't have been better. "It is Eid and my mother is thrilled to have me home. I've been shooting here for some time now and I'll be here till July. So my family is very happy. In fact I was shooting on the day of Eid. But the team was kind enough to wrap up the shooting quickly so I could go home to my 'sewaiyaan' and 'kabaabs'," Ali could barely contain his joy, as he's shooting with a Bollywood debutante from the South.
"She is Shraddha Sreenath. She recently did 'Vikram Vedha' in Tamil with Madhavan. She is a fabulous actress. It's a joy to be working around someone so gifted," says Ali whose cup of joy runneth over as he is also shooting with one of his favourite actresses in another project.
"I can't believe I am shooting with Manisha Koirala. She plays my mother in the remake of the 2010 Telugu hit 'Prasthanam'. I'm her biggest fan. Every time we are shooting together I just keep staring at her. I wonder what she thinks of me! Sadly, I am not paired with her in the film. But just shooting with her is a joy."
Ali's association with beautiful talented actresses of every generation goes back to the legendary Judi Dench with whom he had the singular honour of being paired in the 2017 British trans-cultural drama "Victoria & Abdul".
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Eid mubaarak everyone!!! 🌙.. I prayed to god today to bring some sense into this regime. Today we are grieving the loss of a renowned journalist and two police officials. This isnt just today. This past year has witnessed some major atrocities against humankind and the freedom of press. Journalists cannot be targeted under any circumstances. We are not neo nazis and never will be. . I will continue my fight, against the right wingers as long as i can in my little battles. Maybe one day i can make a difference and carry a heavier voice. I can only hope sense prevails over the rest of the civilians across this great nation. I am just sad and heart broken . I dun have poetry or better words today. Bas. Thats all. I have a picture of me to post . That i can always guarrantee. (Photo courtesy : @skmfotography ) . . . . . . . . . . #actorlife #life #anti #neo #nazism #lynching #peace #world #humanity #love #notwar #friendships #india #great
Ali is still in touch with his mythical British co-star. He sent her some mangoes this summer season, and guess what the irrepressible Judi Dench replied?
"She thanked me saying, 'I wish it was you in that box instead of the mangoes'. I'd love to meet with Judi again as soon as I can." Ali added.
(With IANS Inputs)