Actor Ali Fazal has finished shooting his Hollywood film Victoria and Abdul here. He said it was a “beautiful wrap”. The film, helmed by Stephen Frears, is based on a novel by Shrabani Basu. It revolves around the relationship shared by Queen Victoria and Abdul, who was a munshi in her government. It also shows his journey on how he became one of the most powerful figures in the court.
The role of the queen is played by Oscar-winning actress Judi Dench and Abdul is essayed by Ali. Talking about completing the film’s shooting on Monday, Ali said in a statement: “I’ve been away from home since the last three months. It was a beautiful wrap… mixed emotions. I FaceTimed Judi from the Taj Mahal. She would’ve loved it.” “Now I am gearing up for ‘Fukrey Returns’. It’s not easy to move from one to the next, but the Indian film industry prepares you for that. We are and have been used to multi-tasking with films.”