The love story marks the directorial debut of 'Aashiqui 2' writer Shagufta Rafique. The 27-year-old 'Fukrey' star said his role in the film, which also stars Richa Chadda, is quite tough and demanding.
"This film is special; it is definitely my most ambitious movie so far. It is a love story and my first film as a solo lead. My character is also quite challenging. So, it is a very important film. I am really happy and excited that finally I have a movie where my role is big and I am not playing second lead," Ali said.
Speaking about his pairing with Richa, Ali said he has mastered the art of being a part of unusual on-screen couples.
"I am trying to specialize in such on-screen pairings. I am getting used to do that as I have been paired opposite Vidya, which was also thought to be different and now with Richa. I just hope it works well," said the actor, who will start shooting with his 'Fukrey' co-star next month.
The actor, who has recently wrapped up 'Khamoshiyan' with Vishesh Films, said he has become very close to Mahesh Bhatt and the filmmaker takes care of him a lot.
"Mahesh Bhatt has supported me so much; he was always present on the sets of 'Khamoshiyan'. I have learnt more from him than I have from the biggest stars, I have worked with. My friendship with him is on some other level now and the production house trusts me a lot. They have given me a home. This encourages me to do my best," said Ali, who will be next seen in 'Sonali Cable'.

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