By Subhash K Jha
BOLLYWOOD: The death of the Fast and Furious star Paul Walker, who ironically died in a car crash on Sunday, has left our own Fukrey actor Ali Fazal in a state of shock.
Ali recently shot with Paul in the 7th edition of the Fast and Furious franchise. Still disbelieving the suddenness of the tragedy, Ali says, “What can I say? I am deeply saddened.”
Ali’s first scene in the Fast and Furious 7 was with Paul Walker.
Recalling the moment, Ali says, “We shot in Atlanta Georgia. My first shot was with Paul. And on the day I shot with him was his 40th birthday. And today he’s gone! Just like that. I guess that just about sums up life. Here today, gone tomorrow.”
Ali recalls Paul with warmth and affection.
“The first shot is precious. And Paul was a big star. But he never let me feel uncomfortable or tense. He was a gem of a human being. And a wonderful co-star to work with. I was, I am, his fan. I’ve seen all his work including of course everything in the Fast and Furious series.”