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Memorable Quotes by Ali Fazal

I think sometimes a part requires more than one approach or thought.
Ali Fazal
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I think, in all this race and competition, we actors forget how to have fun.
Ali Fazal
'Fast And Furious 7' was quite random. I remember that it was the first holiday that I took in the entire year. I was in Mussoorie for two days with my friends when I got a call from my international PRs asking me to audition for 'Fast And Furious 7.'
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Tom Hanks is one of my favourite actors... I definitely want to work with him.
Ali Fazal
Doing less films is sometimes intentional, but sometimes things just don't work out.
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It's horrible when actors say that they are apolitical.
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I know where I am headed and how will I evolve. There's nothing stopping you. I don't have a family background on films, and I will need to work for it.
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I don't see a full-fledged career in Hollywood. I am happy with the cameos. Even Tom Cruise will only do special appearances in our films; he wouldn't do a full hero movie. But it's good to act in different cinema.
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I got a chance to work with so many stalwarts from British cinema. Judi Dench, of course, who is a legend. Then there was my director Stephen Frears. He is the man who made some of British cinema's salient trendsetters.
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There is good and there is bad, and then there are mothers.
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The better the actor I am acting with, the better my performance gets.
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We were always a middle-class family who took pride in our little set-up.
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I was shooting for 'Bobby Jasoos' when I was offered 'Khamoshiyan.'
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A film can reach only the places which the distributor has promised you. Several films are not released internationally, and Web has that wide reach.
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Goa isn't just about tourism and happy faces.
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I have never really had a goal to be a true blue movie star, unlike a lot of my colleagues.
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I was offered a role in the series 'Homeland,' which I couldn't do because the dates clashed with my film with the Bhatts - 'Khamoshiyan.' But I wish I had done it. Look at how much notice the series got Nimrat Kaur.
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Theatre gives me a different high.
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I remember I was at a press conference where somebody came up to me with absolute confidence, like he knew me forever, and whispered in my ear, 'You should sing a song now. The Indian audience will enjoy it. Your songs will improve India and Pakistan's relations.' I clarified to him that I wasn't Ali Zafar.
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We have to keep pace with changing times.
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I think every filmmaker has his way of working, and I respect that.
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Hollywood has realised that we do have actors and are not just mad about song and dance.
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I got a chance to work with Judi Dench in almost every scene. How many Indian actors get that chance?
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I am not going to disconnect from Bollywood or sacrifice my career in the industry for international projects. Everything began here, and I respect that.
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Actors have a social responsibility.
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Mothers are the only ones that think nothing is beyond their control when it comes to their children.
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When someone's good, my job becomes easier.
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I am humbled at the fact that I always get great support and reviews from my critics, but it's the film that requires to be good enough for it to work.
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The cast of 'Fukrey' will remain the same in the sequel. But the story is more of a fresh one.
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Playing a real-life character is a challenge and a huge responsibility.
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I like to mix things up.
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Actors are dumb when they get insecure of their co-stars. A lot of actors do. When there is a good actor, they're like, 'Oh, he's eating up the part.' That's stupid.
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My first preference is Bollywood and will always be.
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Any actor who says he does not like so many people shouting his name would be lying.
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I am in love with stories of underdogs.
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The first thing that I see in a woman are her eyes. Sorry, it sounds shallow, but eyes say a lot about a person.
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'Fukrey' was a major turning point of my career because it was post this film that I started getting lead roles in films like 'Bobby Jasoos.'
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I want to settle down.
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I don't think stardom will ever go to my head.
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I ask my close friends to give me feedback.
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I am not into method acting.
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People think that theatre helps, but in my case, it slowed me down. I had to unlearn everything when I went on to a film set.
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I didn't know I had a fan base on the other side of the border. I thought that since actor Ali Zafar is from Pakistan, the fans might have mistaken me for him. Eventually, I realised that they have liked my work, and that feeling sunk in.
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Robert De Niro... I had a chance to meet him, and I hope to get to work with him one day.
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I was doing theatre when somebody noticed me and referred me to Raju Hirani. And Raju saw me on camera, and there, I was a heavy guy with long hair. But I got selected for the role of Joy in '3 Idiots.'
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The vibe of London as a city is captivating. It's both fast-paced and extremely rushed but still has the calmness that would attract any big-city person.
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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.
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In Bollywood, the film's stakes are as high as the actor. In Hollywood, they are way above, and the day we realise this in our industry, we will start appreciating actors.
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I am happy with the way things are turning out for me because it is only my hard work and no one else's push.
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While everyone usually turns up late at Bollywood parties, I always reach these places on time and end up making a fool of myself.
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I am the first one in my family to become a part of Bollywood.
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I am a diehard romantic, and I shamelessly accept that. I love writing letters.
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'Victoria and Abdul' will surely tickle the hearts of many and prove that love has no definition. It can be pure and priceless.
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I don't believe that you can learn acting in a classroom.
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I love the kind of work I am bringing to the table.
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I think action, as a genre, is every actor's dream.
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My grandfather was a civil servant. He was honest, so it would be unfair to say we enjoyed the perils of richness.
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When you first meet someone, it's always about one-upmanship. The couple tries to impress each other.
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In Bollywood, we are told exactly what to do and how to do it and not to counter things by saying there's a better way. We make our actors feel important by paying them more. But the real deal is when you let the actors take some decisions on the sets.
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I think it's fun to own a wardrobe and have loads of clothes.
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Every frame of every film is from a particular time. So, if you make a film in 2017, the times can't not have a bearing.
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I love 'My Beautiful Laundrette' and 'Dangerous Liaisons.'
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Everyone is using the Internet for almost everything - trailers, ads, movies, and short films. This is the only thing that will reach everybody in the world.
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I have always felt that just to show love, you don't have to make two people do intimate scenes. That is not the idea of 'I love you.'
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Kurt Russell... he is a bloody legend. I have idolised him, and to chill with him on the sets while shooting was an incredible experience.
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I am seldom home, as I keep travelling because of work.
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I have a great connect with the city, and I know the streets of Pune by heart. As a college student, I came down to visit friends. It is a great place to chill and hang out.
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I see myself and my contemporaries being part of some good work in Bollywood.
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With every project, I have to grow.
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Theatre is like an actor's nectar, like how cinema is a director's medium.
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Women are really scrutinised for what they wear.
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Hollywood has got technology, method, and discipline.
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We can't stop people from thinking what they want to.
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I return to the stage time and again to see if I am worth anything.
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'Fast & Furious' is Hollywood's 'Dabangg.' It is that big there, so it obviously feels amazing to have played a part in it. The role is small but very interesting. People will see me in full Hollywood accent, and the character is not like typical Indian character.
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It is very nice to have good actors with you.
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For someone who works in theatre, the rehearsal is where you discover everything. It is where magic happens, where the script enters you and becomes part of you.
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I was offered to play an Italian part in an Italian film. Although I could not take it up because I did not have the time, the kind of characters being offered to us are changing.
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It was great working with Paul Walker and Vin Diesel.
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Maybe one day, I will go to Pakistan and meet these fans who like me and my work. At the end of the day, we are all the same, and meeting my fans there is something that I have on my mind.
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Judi Dench, apart from the name and fame, is the most genuinely hilarious, sophisticated, and loving person I have known. And I mean all of that together at once. That's something.
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Cinema has evolved, and it is high time we stop policing it so rigorously.
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I am very impulsive when it comes to experimenting with my looks and love playing with ideas by involving people from all walks of life.
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I'm living my dream.
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In the beginning, I was doing whatever came my way. But that's how life is. I am not sitting around calling a 'daddy' to make a movie for me.
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Scripts and directors make great actors, not the other way around.
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I have looked up to Emraan Hashmi from day one.
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I have stepped into a bigger league with 'Khamoshiyaan,' and I am grateful to Mahesh Bhatt sir. I am also grateful to myself for being patient.
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One has to get rid of his inhibitions, being an actor.
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I am learning the grammar of acting on the sets. And I am happy that way.
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I never thought I would do something in Hollywood after I started with a series in the West, which was a small stint.
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You will stand out if you do your part well.
Ali Fazal
Now, there doesn't have to necessarily be a white man in the lead role. That's the way forward. That's diversity. It's cool if an Indian is playing the lead role in a Hollywood project, and we should be proud of this.
Ali Fazal
As an actor, your job is half done when your co-star becomes your friend, especially when it's Judi Dench.
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I think the larger productions in India are very methodical and pretty much on the ball in terms of work. When I say work, I mean pre-production and the homework that's required.
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I don't regret leaving 'Homeland,' because I wanted to work with the Bhatts. The dates were clashing, and I had to make a choice.
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Working on a particular look doesn't make you a serious actor.
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Mahesh Bhatt has changed me a lot. I used to be very held back with my words. He has made me open up. He has taught me how to say what comes to my mind, just as he does.
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Movies have been great, but theatre is home. I've never been able to compare the two because they are different, special worlds. I'm just lucky to have a place in both.
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