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Tigmanshu ropes in ‘Abdul’

After rumours of several actors being part of Tigmanshu Dhulia’s romantic drama Milan Talkies, including the likes of Shahid Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana and Aditya Roy Kapur, it appears Ali Fazal — India’s latest export to Hollywood — will do the lead role.

Sources say Ali has read the script and has given his nod to the project and will start shooting in March. 
A source close to the actor said: “He has given his dates and Tigmanshu is currently on the lookout for the leading lady. It is set in North India and Ali will start shooting in the second week of March after he returns from the Academy Awards ceremony on March 4.”

Ali will shortly take off to the US to work on his next project after his lead debut in Victoria & Abdul, which has been nominated for two Oscars. 

The actor recently wrapped up shooting for Prakash Raj’s Tadka with Nana Patekar, Taapsee Pannu and Shriya Saran. He will shortly be starting his reading sessions and preparations for Milan Talkies.  Ali will also be seen opposite Diana Penty in the official sequel to the 2016 hit comedy Happy Bhaag Jayegi.

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