Not just B-Town actors, Ali Fazal left Dev Patel behind to star in ‘Victoria & Abdul’

Ali Fazal and Dame Judi Dench-starrer ‘Victoria & Abdul’ will surely be an interesting watch. The film had its premieres recently, and is being praised a lot. Everyone is busy praising our B-Town boy, Ali Fazal who plays the role of Abdul in the film.

Well, not many people know that the makers have been looking for actors to play the role of Abdul, and many Bollywood as well as Hollywood actors were considered for the film. After taking auditions of many actors, Ali Fazal and ‘Lion’ actor Dev Patel were finalised. However, then it was Ali who got the role.


A source close to the project told us, “Many Indian origin and Bollywood actors had auditioned for this role of Abdul and amongst them Ali and Dev were finalised for this role but finally after giving about 10 auditions, Ali landed up with the role of Abdul Karim.” (Also Read:Richa Chadha on dating Ali Fazal: We are not Barack Obama or Michelle Obama)

This is surely a big achievement for Ali to beat an international fame actor and get the role. We are sure his performance will be one of the highlights of the movie, and his chemistry with Dame Judi Dench is surely something that everyone is looking forward to.
This is truly an example of the phrase, ‘hard work always pays off’.

This is what Rhea Kapoor has to say about Priyanka and Nick's romance

This is what Rhea Kapoor has to say about Priyanka and Nick's romance

Priyanka Chopra and alleged beau Nick Jonas’ romance has been hitting headlines with each outing. Be it a dinner date or attending a family wedding the world is curious to know what’s cooking between the two good-looking and talented duo.


The couple had recently flown to Mumbai to spend time with PeeCee’s family and especially mother Madhu Chopra. On Friday night, the actress went on a dinner date with Nick Jonas and Madhu Chopra. The outing was extensively reported by the Indian media. The duo was seen exiting the restaurant while holding hands. Later, Priyanka hosted a dinner party for Alia Bhatt, Parineet Chopra and many more.

As the world continues to speculate about their brewing romance, one person for the industry is very happy for our Desi Girl. It is none other than Sonam Kapoor‘s sister Rhea Kapoor. She took to her Instagram story to put up a cute post. Rhea wrote, “Let’s all take a moment and acknowledge that Priyanka Chopra is living her best life right now and let me just say (claps -emoticons)”(Also Read: Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas on a dinner date with Madhu Chopra)

Check out her post here:

Not just B-Town actors, Ali Fazal left Dev Patel behind to star in ‘Victoria & Abdul’

Do you agree with Rhea Kapoor, that Priyanka is living her best life right now?

Rhea Kapoor is at present basking in the success of her recent release ‘Veere Di Wedding’. The movie starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania was loved by all and now the makers are planning a sequel to it. According to reports, the sequel will be directed by ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’s’ director Alankrita Shrivastava.

On the other hand, Priyanka Chopra will soon start shooting for Ali Abbas Zafar’s directorial ‘Bharat’. The film brings back the hit Jodi of Salman Khan and Priyanka on the silver screen after a long hiatus.

This is how Shah Rukh Khan helped an ailing Irrfan Khan in London

This is how Shah Rukh Khan helped an ailing Irrfan Khan in London
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Irrfan Khan had left his fans in a state of shock when he took to Twitter to reveal that he had been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour. He is currently undergoing treatment in London.


After this big revelation, his fans and Bollywood celebrities extended their support to the Khan and prayed for his speedy recovery. They even respected his family’s request to give them some privacy. (Also Read: Irrfan Khan on neuroendocrine cancer: I was part of a trial-and-error game)

Irrfan left for London with his family for the treatment and since then he has been keeping his fans updated about his health condition. But not many know that before the actor left for his treatment Shah Rukh Khan had handed over the keys of his London home to him.

The ‘Billu’ co-stars are good friends and before Irrfan left for London, he expressed his desire to meet Shah Rukh Khan. Irrfan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar called Khan, who rushed to meet his friend.

Shah Rukh Khan spent nearly two hours with Irrfan, and before leaving, handed him the keys of his house in London. SRK wanted to make sure that Irrfan and his family felt at home in London while battling the health crisis.

Irrfan Khan is at present responding well to the treatment and his good friend filmmaker Shoojit Sircar feels that he will soon be back home. The actor is looking forward to the release of his next ‘Karwaan’. The film also stars South star, Dulquer Salmaan, and Mithila Palkar and will release on August 10 this year. Apart from this project, Irrfan Khan will also be seen in Hollywood film ‘Puzzle’ which is directed by Marc Turtletaub. It is based on the 2010 Argentine film of the same name. The film had recently premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.