Ali Fazal has a fanboy moment with Al Pacino in London
Ali Fazal met Hollywood veteran Al Pacino at the screening The Irishman; view pics
Bollywood actor Ali Fazal has made a name for himself in Hollywood. After giving a smashing performance in Victoria & Abdul, he will next be seen in Kenneth Branagh directorial The Death on the Nile. The actor is at present in London these days for the shoot of his international project. Recently, Ali who celebrated his birthday on October 15 met legendary actor Al Pacino at the screening of The Irishman in London.
The Mirzapur star took to his social media handle and shared the good news. He wrote meeting the Godfather actor was the best gift of 2019.
Check out his post here:
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I post this today. My best gift of 2019 , hell actually my whole life as ive known it because the people who know me know very well what this meant. I told him i pirated his movies just to catch up at one point. Id neva do that now but we all done bad things . We spoke a little about my work and then for some reason i remembered my two mamu’s and my mum being great fans of him as well.. so, i told him they were the ones who got me hooked on to you. My first fairytale i remember as a child is a story about an italian family in newyork. And years later i asked my mom why she did that. Who tells a kid about the godfather and she said – “i thought it was a nice story but i dont think i told it right. Go Watch it “. Anyway.. this was long overdue. And it happened at a private screening for the irishman with Mr De niro, Martin scorsese, harvy kietel, anna paquin and Al ofcourse. The movie? Flawless and if i can say the perfect film. Now u must understand an actor can never say that but it is. Its long tho.
Speaking to Mid-Day, Ali Fazal opened up about how he had grown up admiring Al Pacino. He said, “It has been a lifelong journey to finally arrive at this moment when I got to meet the man himself. My friends Vijay and Aalaap, and I used to fill up the walls of our hostel room with posters of the movies that we would like to watch. Over the years, I watched each and every film on that list. And that day, I could not believe that I was meeting those very actors whom I had seen while growing up.”
Ali received a special surprise on his birthday as his from Death on the Nile co-stars Gal Gadot and Annette Bening took him out on an impromptu dinner post-shoot. He shared the video of their outing on social media and it soon went viral.
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And the Birthday ended on a sweet and very co incidental plan manifested at this cute little place with some of my wonderful co actors #annettebening @gal_gadot . Thanks for that video Gal, i literally blew the light out of that frame. Also with me was maah dear friend aditya desai and sonali cozied up in a booth near the fire. i wana thank alll my friends and fans from across the globe who poured in with the wishes. I wish everyone wisdom in these dark times – words are often thrown about like shredded paper and so i ask of you to stop and ponder on the ones you use in lets say one day. They can change the world . I kid you not. My two bits. HAVE A GREAT OCTOBER . (I mean i’ll stil post its just.. sounded like a nice end so oct isnt over ? ) bye.
Death On The Nile is a modern-day screen adaptation of Agatha Christie’s famous novel of the same name. The film is set to release on October 9, 2020.