“Choices don’t come to you on a platter"
Indian actor Ali Fazal who has carved a niche for himself in the film industry has stated that Indian cinema is not solely credited to Bollywood.
Ali Fazal has starred in both Indian and Hollywood films. He revealed that he is thankful for “brown actors” who have worked for decades to make a name for themselves.
According to an interview, Ali Fazal opened up about the difficulty of venturing into an industry which is not familiar with your work. He said:
“Choices don’t come to you on a platter no matter which industry you belong to. And when it’s an industry that’s not familiar with you, your body of work and judging your abilities from their own set notions, it’s an even tougher feat.
“For decades, masterful filmmakers and actors have systematically worked towards depicting the real India on screen.”
Ali Fazal made his Hollywood debut in the hit film, Victoria & Abdul in 2017.
He will also be seen in the upcoming Hollywood films, Death On The Nile (2020) and Code Name Johnny Walker.
The actor continued to mention that Bollywood does not account for the entire film industry in India. However, he acknowledges that this label is difficult to break. He explained:
“Indian cinema is not all Bollywood and that’s a barrier that’s been hard to break.”
He went on to mention the names of some of the Indian actors who ventured into Hollywood. He said:
“I am so indebted to the incredible work of Irrfan bhai, Om sa’ab, Saeed Jaffrey, Shashi Kapoor who have strived to secure better roles and created better opportunities for us.
“A lead part in roles has been possible for me because of their contribution and bravery.”
Meanwhile, Ali Fazal was set to tie the knot this year to his girlfriend Richa Chadha. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, their dream wedding has been postponed to 2021.
Initially, according to Richa Chadha’s spokesperson, the couple decided to postpone their impending wedding to ensure the safety of their loved ones.
“Given the current scenario and the unfortunate turn of events owing to the Covid-19 pandemic globally, Ali Fazal and Richa Chadha have decided to postpone their wedding functions to the later half of 2020 tentatively.
“They wish for everyone to be healthy and safe and at no cost would want their friends, families and well wishers to be affected.”
Later, their wedding date was once again changed to 2021.