Though he’s been sporting his moustached look for a few weeks now, the netizens have finally found the answer to what this look is for. Ali Fazal, who is currently shooting for Death on the Nile, in London will be seen sporting a sharp moustache for his role. Based on Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name, the film directed by Kenneth Branagh Stars Ali alongside Gal Gadot amongst others.
A source close to him says, “The actor who was earlier sporting a prominent facial fuzz has shaved off his beard. His look for the last month has been with a pencil moustache. Ali is the kind of actor who believes in sinking his teeth into his character completely. Because of the representation of Indians in movies, Ali is extremely particular about his look in films he does internationally. He categorically picks parts where acting is a priority over the race of his character. For the longest time, Indian actors in the West had stereotypical imagery, and Ali is cautious to not allow his characters to suffer from similar issues. He is imbibing the traits of his character, taking it a step ahead of what the script had. He even started reading the original material at the start of the shoot, keeping the script as his bible all along.”
Death On The Nile is based on the famous Agatha Christie novel. It explores the investigation Hercule Poirot sets upon due to certain mysterious events that occur on a cruise ship on the nile. A murder. As the investigation goes on and a handful of suspects come into question, several of the suspects also meet their demise, further deepening the mystery.
Death On The Nile has previously been made in 1978 starring legends including Bette Davis, Maggie Smith, Mia Farrow and others.