"Keep your friends close."
Ali Fazal, who is set to be seen in the upcoming Hollywood release Death On The Nile, recently took to Instagram to share a new promo from the film.
Only 14 seconds long, the video gives a glimpse of Ali’s character in the Kenneth Branagh directorial.
Ali Fazal plays ‘Cousin’ Andrew Katchadourain in the highly-anticipated thriller film based on Agatha Christie’s novel.
The voiceover in the background describes Andrew as a “slippery fish”.
We then hear Ali’s voice talking about his bond with Gal Gadot’s character.
The dialogues are filled in with snippets of Ali Fazal from the film.
The actor captioned the post: “Keep your friends close.
“See me as The Cousin in #DeathOnTheNile exclusively in theatres February 11.”
Ali’s good friend Amyra Dastur complimented the promotional video and commented: “Cannot wait!”
Fans of Ali Fazal were also excited as they got a glimpse of the actor in a new project.
One user wrote: “Guddu Pandit from Mirzapur is back!”
Another added: “Yeah, now we are talking.”
Previously, makers had shared character posters from the film, which were later shared by the actor on his social media handles.
Celebrities including Dia Mirza, Dino Morea, Renuka Shahane and Vasan Bala expressed their happiness and shared congratulatory messages for the actor.
In 2021, Ali’s girlfriend Richa Chadha slammed critics who described the actor’s appearance in the film’s trailer as “blink-and-miss”.
For some of my indian media well wishers-heres my blink n miss as they like to call it.. haaa. I am mighty proud of it. And thou shalt suck on this for now as am i . ?. Because we do it for the love of the craft and the awe that it brings with it. Sit back n enjoy. February,2022 pic.twitter.com/dOVZRv69O1
— Ali Fazal M / ??? ??? ??? / ??? (@alifazal9) December 22, 2021
In response to the criticism, Richa Chadha said:
“Shall I send over cutlery so you can eat your words after you watch the film?”
Addressing the situation, Ali Fazal said he has figured out a way to avoid discouraging comments.
The actor said:
“I had learnt to ignore and move on until Richa pointed out that some things are not acceptable.
“There is no need to pull your own people down.”
“I have conditioned myself to not let social media affect me much.
“We live in a world where bots manage to sway trends, so it is hard to sift the real from the fake.
“But I am hopeful that we will come out of this age of information overload and find our bearings.”
Apart from Ali Fazal, Death On The Nile stars Kenneth Branagh, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Emma Mackey, Letitia Wright and Russell Brand among others.
The film is set to release in cinemas on February 11, 2022.