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Ali Fazal Image Credit: Supplied

Actor Ali Fazal, who is known for his work in 'Mirzapur', 'Fukrey' and 'Death on the Nile', is over the moon after Tim Cook -- the Apple Inc head honcho -- lavished praise on his sci-fi short film 'The Astronaut and His Parrot' directed by Arati Kadav.

Cook was recently in Mumbai for the launch of their brand store. During his visit, he interacted with members of the Hindi film fraternity like Madhuri Dixit Nene and also happened to see the film presented by Kadav who was invited to deliver a special talk on the film. He appreciated the filmmaker, touting her as one of India's best sci-fi filmmakers who shot the entire film on her iPhone.

Chuffed with Cook's response, Ali, who stars in the film, said, "It was nice to finally show the movie to Tim Cook. Since the whole movie has been shot with Apple products, getting these kinds of compliments from the Apple CEO is quite encouraging".

He mentioned, "Since it's a sci-fi movie, most of the shots were done with a green background, but it was Arati's vision that made this movie what it is today. I hope we continue making more such movies which represent India".

Kadav also directed the sci-fi streaming film 'Cargo' which starred Vikrant Massey and Shweta Tripathi in lead roles.

'The Astronaut and His Parrot' is about a space explorer who, due to an accident, has been adrift in the void with a low supply of oxygen. In his final moments in space, he tries to desperately send messages to his daughter via signals but is received by a gaudy parrot in a fortune teller's stall.