The period drama ‘Victoria and Abdul’ has been in the news since long for various reasons – one being Ali Fazal’s Hollywood debut as a lead, the other being Agra being recreated in London.
‘Victoria and Abdul’, directed by Academy Award Nominee – Stephen Frears, is based on a book of the same name by Shrabani Basu. The film is now all set for a world premiere at the annual Venice International Film Festival before its official release in September.
The film will have its premiere on the 4th of September in the beautiful Italian city. Founded in 1932, the festival is among the Big Three in the film festival world, which by definition means that the festival is one among the top 3 most respected festivals in the world along with Cannes and Berlin.
The entire cast of the film including the eminent crew is flying down from across the world to be present at the premiere which is said to be a royal gala affair!
When asked Ali about sharing stage, 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 game begin.”