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The Queen and I: Actor Ali Fazal on playing lead in Victoria & Abdul

Many Indian actors have featured in British productions, but only a handful have played a titular role.

In Victoria & Abdul, which hits Indian theatres on October 6, Ali Fazal stands tall and regal alongside Oscar winning actress Dame Judi Dench. He plays Abdul Karim, an Indian clerk sent to London in 1887 to bestow Queen Victoria with a ceremonial coin. Charmed, the queen appoints him as her Urdu teacher and advisor on India, a country she has never

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