Ali Fazal's first Hollywood film to premiere at Venice Film Festival..


Mumbai, July 31 -- Ali Fazal is busy preparing for his first Hollywood film's world premiere. The film, Victoria and Abdul, is a period drama featuring Dame Judi Dench, and will premiere at the Venice International Film Festival in Italy, which starts today. 
The film, directed by Academy Award nominee Stephen Frears, is based on a book of the same name by Shrabani Basu.
A source says, "The festival has lined up of some of the biggest films of the year. Ali's film will be premiered on September 4 in the beautiful Italian city. The cast and crew of the film will also attend the premiere. Ali is excited to be on this global platform and rub shoulders with some of the best talent from across the globe."
Ali says, "After the Toronto International Film Festival, I'm happy and proud to say that we are up in Venice alongside the best of the best. I feel honoured to be a front runner at a place where Robert Redford and Jane Fonda will be honoured, and to be in the presence of so many other legends. So, let the games begin."