The British-American biographical drama, ‘Victoria and Abdul’ starring Ali Fazal along with Judi Dench, is majorly based in Agra and London as it revolves around Queen Victoria and her confidante Abdul Karim, played by Judi and Ali respectively. The last leg of the film that was being shot in Agra was left disrupted. A riot broke out during the shoot of the film, which had just started a couple of days before the outrage, by people from the Bajrang Dal protesting against the installation of a statue of Queen Victoria. This left the makers of the film in a helpless situation.

So for now, precariously they have decided to complete the shoot, but by avoiding any further issues. They are to recreate Agra in London to finish the final peg. The film is all set to release later this year, but there has been a major change along the way, and now Agra is being taken in parts to London to make up for the film’s major scenes that were left unfinished here.

Actor Ali Fazal during the shooting of Victoria and Abdul in Agra