Ali Fazal made headlines last August when he was announced as the lead opposite Dame Judi Dench in the period drama, Victoria and Abdul. Directed by Academy Award Nominee Stephen Frears, the film is  based on a book of the same name by Shrabani Basu.
The film is which is due for release in September is all set for its World Premiere at the annual Venice International Film Festival. The film is amongst the line up of some of the biggest titles of the year and will have its premiere on September 4 in the beautiful Italian city. Founded in 1932, the festival is amongst the top three in the film festival circuit.
The entire cast of the film including the eminent crew is flying down from across the world to be present at the premiere which is said to be a royal gala affair.
Excited about the latest development, Ali said, “After TIFF, I’m happy and proud to say we are also up in Venice alongside the best of the best. To be a front runner at a place where Robert Redford and Jane Fonda will be honored and along with so many other legends present there, I just feel cool and honoured. So, let the games begin.”