Ali Fazal, an emerging bright artist known for his popular film franchise (Fukrey), and his recent British – American biography (Victoria and Abdul), desires to get rid of his urban image and be seen as a versatile actor, who can play a character of any region and background.
Briefly seen in Furious 7 in a noteworthy appearance, as well as a depressed Engineering student in 3 idiots, Ali seems to camouflage well into narratives. His upcoming film ‘Milan Talkies’ with Producer/Director Tigmanshu Dhulia brings him back to his hometown in Allahabad.
The Fukrey actor is delighted to shoot in his birthplace, a surrounding so familiar and known, he revealed, he approached Tigmanshu Dhulia’s office to find work and received a call 3 years later for a collaboration in ‘Milan Talkies’.
A love story based in UP, the film sheds light upon the sorry state of single screen theaters amid the rising trend of multiplexes, and it requires a typical behavior and accent, to seem credible as a North-Indian interpretation.
Dhulia who is a renowned actor himself, found the perfect lead in Ali Fazal. The fact that Ali has exposure in the west, as well as mainstream Bollywood, excited Dhulia to sign him, for the kind of rich background the young actor has had. Ali’s native place also helped him land this role, as the character needed the perfect lehza and attitude of the locals in Allahabad, Lucknow, and Awadh Region. The maker found a tailor-made talent and his happy with the output of the film, which also marks the debut of South Actress Shraddha Srinath in Bollywood.