BOLLYWOOD: Having worked with the best of bests in Hollywood and Bollywood, Ali Fazal, who has completed a decade’s run as an actor, is happy with the way his career has shaped up but not satisfied with it.
“As an actor? (One is) Never satisfied. You can ask anybody. I am very happy with where I am in my career but of course, there are miles and miles to go,” Ali told IANS.
The actor ventured into the world of acting with a cameo in the Aamir Khan-starrer 3 Idiots in 2009. He was later seen in films as Always Kabhi Kabhi, Fukrey, Happy Bhag Jayegi, Fukrey Returns and Milan Talkies.
“I completed a decade this year. If I had to describe it then it has been generously democratic. I started with a cameo in 3 Idiots and then did ensemble and leading roles. Now, of course, there has been a lot of growth as an actor. I think I needed that. It was important and I am happy… I am on world stage and nice to be a part of that,” he said.
Later in his career, Ali managed to feature in international movies such as Furious 7 and Victoria & Abdul.
The 32-year-old actor says the work culture be it Bollywood or Hollywood is defined by the “team you are working with”.
“Sometimes there are great teams that I have worked with in Bollywood, who just take utmost care and who are out there doing the right amount of pre-production, and it shows — because content-driven cinema is on the rise. But in Hollywood, it has been an old practice because there is so much more at stake there. The money is more — their low-budget films come close to our high-budget films,” he said.
Ali says he always looks forward to bridge these gaps.
“I just have to balance it and that’s sometimes kind of takes a toll,” he said.