BOLLYWOOD'S SEXIEST MAN
While many young stars like Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra, Ranbir Kapoor have already established themselves; and Kartik Aryan has already signed meaty roles. …Suddenly like a blazing comet comes Ali FAzAl making a supersonic entry. His performance in Victoria & Abdul opposite a stalwart like Judi Dench had already get him noticed but Mirzapur, the Amazon series, has really put him on the radar especially with the distributors and producers, and of course, the viewers. …Our phones have not stopped ringing with fans calling to find out more about Ali Fazal. Yes, he is single (kind of) and ready to mingle. Sumita Chakraborty gets you an exclusive interview with the sexiest hunk in Bollywood.
He is one actor who has straddled Bollywood and Hollywood rather smoothly, making a notable impact in both that too without his PR machinery furiously tom-tomming it from rooftops. In fact, right from the word ‘go’, this 32-year-old actor has stood out even in his debut cameo in 3 Idiots despite the cast starring heavy-weights like Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Madhavan, Boman Irani and Sharman Joshi. His impactful cameo - all of three scenes - in the hit Hollywood film series Fast & the Furious 7 grabbed eyeballs! The commercial success of his films like the Fukrey series and Happy Bhaag Jayegi got him into the spotlight. But it was his stellar performance in Victoria & Abdul opposite none-less than the magnificent Dame Judi Dench that spoke highly about his prowess as an actor. To top it was his smokin’ hot intense character in Amazon’s
Mirzapur that cemented the fact that Ali Fazal had wooed his way into Bollywood and Hollywood. Go ahead, put your hands together as this suave and supremely sexy actor charms his way through this livewire interview. Read on…
I am not sure about being called a ‘poster boy’, but I’m getting a lot of love from everybody...”
Ali, I believe that you’ve now made it into the list of ‘India’s Most Desirable Man’ too… And now with Mirzapur, people especially girls are swooning over you. So do you think you can finally call yourself a poster boy?
Ha Ha! I am not sure about being called a ‘poster boy’, but I’m getting a lot of love from everybody… and that’s not just for the look of the film, but also the storyline. So I’m glad… good
performances make everything look so attractive, right?
What made you choose Mirzapur? You were supposedly warned by people not to do this film. Is that true?
Oh yes! I was warned. But even I was very unsure about this role. Maine kabhi itna lamba, three months ka commitment nahi kiya hai. It’s like shooting three films together, back-toback! The comfort factor was that Excel Entertainment was my home territory. I knew everybody there. What caught me on to this project was the writing and the character. Writer Puneet Krishna is the next genius writer who everybody should look out for. Mein unke saath andhadhun kaam karne ko tayar hu though I had to constantly tell him to decrease the cuss words used in the script. Mein bada hitchki-chatha hoon bekaar mein gaali deneko.