Actor Ali Fazal is someone who has a curiously active mind that’s always looking to seek out interesting ideas and possibilities. Today, it’s his passion that drove the actor to start learning horseback riding in Mumbai, a skill he’s been very fond of right from childhood days. According to Ali, horse riding is a very liberating and powerful feeling and experience.
In fact, the actor had learned how to ride a horse during his schooling days in Lucknow many years ago when he was just a growing-up child. Recently while visiting Lucknow, Ali chanced an opportunity owing to a family friend to reignite his passion and happened to do a little bit of horse riding at his alma mater, the La Martinere School in his hometown.
Now that he is back in Mumbai and at a time when shoots are presently halted due to the pandemic, Ali has been diligently taking two classes a week of horse riding lessons while strictly following all Covid-19 rules, protocols, and guidelines. The actor has ensured that all safety measures are in place, and those have been given the utmost importance during all times of the lessons.
Ali tells us, “I have waited to ride horses for a long time. To get back up once fallen is something a rider will explain to you in full detail. Haha. I hope I can learn well and make some horse friends in my life. We r taking all covid protocols necessary to make sure I do it the right way.”
Ali Fazal had also been toiling away at the boxing ring lately. He has taken to the sport rather keenly for the last few weeks and has been training under MMA fighter Rohit Nair. A pioneer in combat sports, the coach has been training Ali in various fighting forms. As is customary, trade circles are abuzz that Ali has been roped in for a full-blown action role and the long hours are preparation for his part.