Bollywood actor Ali Fazal garnered fame from his role in 2013's Fukrey. Ever since, the star has went on to work in various films and also made his way to Hollywood. Starring in Furious 7 - one of the biggest franchises in Hollywood - and Victoria and Abdul opposite Judi Dench, Fazal has had a fruitful career. Now, the 31-year-old is gearing up for his next Hollywood venture called Death on the Nile, which is an adaptation of author Agatha Christie's novel of the same name. Now being of Indian descent, one would assume that Fazal would be essaying the role of an Indian character in film. However, that's not the case.
Speaking of his role, Fazal said that he will be playing a pivotal role in the film but won't be essaying an Indian. "I am not playing an Indian in this film, so my biggest moment came when my look test worked and Kenneth Branagh - the director - really liked it. Some actors think they are good, still things don't work out. We constantly need validation from other people. This was good validation for me," the actor shared. He will be flying out soon as filming is expecting to commence by the end of this month.
Fazal is very exciting about being a part of the project that follows up as a second installment to Murder on the Orient Express. He will be working alongside Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright from Black Panther and Armie Hammer from The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Speaking of working with a star-studded cast, he stated, "I haven't met anyone except the director and have only had costume trials. It feels good getting a chance to work with such fine actors of the industry, but I'm also a little nervous because I have to start the work now - the preparation and everything."