Indian actors are making a mark in the West in a big way. While Irrfan Khan is donning lead roles, Priyanka Chopra has earned a top spot amongst American audiences and now Ali Fazal is all set to star opposite Dame Judi Dench in the Oscar Nominated director Stephen Frears’ feature Victoria and Abdul.
Taking things a notch higher, Ali has now been recognized by Variety as one of the top 10 actors to watch out for this year globally. This year Ali will be felicitated at the annual Hamptons International Film Festival where the said awards and honors are given. Past awardees of this honor have been the likes of Oscar winning actresses Lupita N’yongo and Viola David. This year Ali will be felicitated alongside other actors like Barry Keoghan who was seen in Dunkirk and Daveed Diggs who previously won the prestigious Tony Award for his work in the Broadway show Hamilton.
This definitely is a first for an Indian actor to be earning such an honour. IAli will soon be leaving for a world tour to promote the film which will have its World Premiere at Venice. The film is set to release in India on October 6, 2017.