Ali Fazal


Stardust (English) - - COVER STORY -

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.

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