Mumbai: Ali Fazal made headlines last year when he was announced as the lead opposite Dame Judi Dench in the period drama, 'Victoria and Abdul.' One of the most awaited films of this year, 'Victoria and Abdul' is directed by Academy Award Nominee - Stephen Frears.
The film is now with much anticipation all set for a world premiere at the annual Venice International Film Festival. The film is amongst the line up of some of the biggest films of the year and will have its premiere on September 4 in the beautiful Italian city.
Founded in 1932, the festival is amongst the Big Three in the film festival world, which by definition means that the festival is one amongst the top 3 most respected festivals in the world along with Cannes and Berlin.
When asked Ali he 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"