After rumours of several actors doing Tigmanshu Dhulia‘s romantic drama Milan Talkies, it’s Ali Fazal who will be assuming the lead role in the much talked about film. Earlier names including the likes of Shahid Kapoor, Ayushman Khurana, and Aditya Roy Kapur were being tossed around for the lead.
Sources say that Ali has read the script and given a thumbs up to it. They also said that the actor will commence shooting for the film in March.
Sources closer to the actor said,
“He has given his dates and Tigmanshu is currently on the lookout for the leading lady. It is set in North India and Ali will start shooting in the second week of March after he returns from the Academy Awards ceremony to be held on March 4.”
Ali is soon to take off to the U.S. to work on his next project. He will also attend the Oscars as Victoria & Abdul – his debut Hollywood project as the lead has been nominated for two prestigious categories.
On the work front, Ali has wrapped up the shooting for Prakash Raj’s Tadka with Nana Patekar, Taapsee Pannu, and Shriya Saran. He will soon start his reading sessions and perp for Milan Talkies. He will also be seen opposite Diana Penty in the official sequel of 2016’s hit comedy Happy Bhaag Jayegi.