Ali Fazal said: "We can't stop people from thinking what they want to. I didn't see the role as representing my political views on colonialism"
"Godmother and my new friend as I call her. 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," Ali said in a statement
"I can't wait to take on Judi. She is the cherry on this wonderful pudding. The most loved woman of Britain and probably the world. It was a process of endless auditions and readings and conversations and today I am so glad that they grilled fully into it to a point of no return. I am ecstatic and I guess it hasn't really sunk in. So I will take a bow when I finish my work on the film. The fun has just begun."