Bollywood actor Ali Fazal, who will be seen in the title role of Stephen Frears' Victoria and Abdul with Judi Dench, has signed with a talent management firm that looks into the work of the Hollywood veteran apart from Jude Law and Daniel Day Lewis.
Ali has signed with Julian Belfrage Associates, read a statement.
He said: "My question to Victoria Belfrage (managing director) was why me and what did she see in me to sign me on. She got excited of all the footage she saw of Victoria and Abdul and I guess she saw something in me which she thought had promise."
"I am really excited to be signed on by Julian Belfrage Associates who manage some of the best talent out there and I am really excited for this new dimension and beginning. It's a new market for me. I will be launching myself here and it's all very new," he added.
Ali has starred in Bollywood films like 3 Idiots, Fukrey and Happy Bhag Jayegi. He made his Hollywood foray as Safar in Furious 7.
Victoria and Abdul will release on September 22.
In Bollywood, Ali will next be seen in Fukrey Returns and in Tadka.