Ali Fazal elated with response to ‘Victoria and Abdul’ in UK

Ali Fazal elated with response to ‘Victoria and Abdul’ in UK

Ali Fazal and Oscar-winning actor Judi Dench starrer ‘Victoria and Abdul’ begins with a bang at the UK box office. The film has so far grossed around $2.5 million, rising up to the second spot after ‘It’ at the UK box office. The film is a historical drama about Queen Victoria and her munshi Abdul.

Actor Ali Fazal is happy that his Hollywood film ‘Victoria & Abdul’, in which he stars with Judi Dench, has had a good start at the UK box office.

Many cinema managers had been counting the days until the release of ‘Victoria & Abdul‘, according to British daily The Guardian, which claims the film has begun with a decent 1.85 million pounds ($2.5 million) from 605 cinemas, grabbing the second spot on the box office list after ‘It’.

Ali said in a statement: “I just can’t believe we are above such wonderful movies. Movies with people I love and their work being a genius. The box office is a different ballgame I suppose. So I guess I am happy. We are topping the charts after ‘It’.”

IT‘ had made a massive opening at the UK box office and has topped the charts leaving behind legendary Warner Bros horror films like ‘The Conjuring’ and ‘Annabelle’. ‘Victoria & Abdul’ is expected to give a neck to neck competition to ‘IT‘ at the international box office.

Ali Fazal elated with response to ‘Victoria and Abdul’ in UK

Directed by Stephen Frears, the historical drama is based on the book ‘Victoria & Abdul: The True Story Of The Queen’s Closest Confidant’ by Shrabani Basu.

Starring the Oscar-winning actor Judi Dench as Queen Victoria and Ali Fazal as Abdul Karim, it revolves around the relationship shared by Queen Victoria and Abdul, who was a munshi in her government. It also shows his journey and how he became one of the most powerful figures in the court.

Provided by : http://indianexpress.com

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