Ali Fazal made news headlines all across last year when he was selected as the actor to be paired opposite Dame Judi Dench in the period drama, Victoria and Abdul. Directed by Academy Award Nominee, Stephen Frears, the film is based on a real life inspired book by Shrabani Basu and tells the tale of the final years of Queen Victoria in the late 1800s United Kingdom when she developed special bond/friendship with an Indian clerk. The story tells the endearing tale of an unlikely friendship and the rise of Abdul Karim as one of the most influential courtmen in the Victorian Empire. The film is all set for a release on September 15th in the UK, followed by an Indian release soon after.
After the much loved trailer was released over a months ago, now the first character poster of Ali Fazal in his regal avatar has been released.
The film has been produced by Focus Features and BBC Films.