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Smiles that Make him Happy

Stand-up comedian-turned-actor Vir Das who will be performing in the city on Saturday, tells us how marriage did not change him as a performer and about his trending video

Published: 27th May 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th May 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

Making one laugh is difficult but not for Vir Das who keeps his fans entertained by tweeting or posting on social networking sites regularly. Each of his posts receives an instant response from his followers.

But admirers might be disheartened to know that the stand-up comedian is only good with his jokes.

In a telephonic conversation with City Express, from Ladakh, he was keen on directing the reporter what kind of questions to be asked, rather than answering questions put to him . 

The singer-turned-actor has four movies to his credit. Though he didn’t reveal much about them considering his busy schedule, he took time out to name them – Mastizaade, 1984, Khanna Patel and Santa Banta.

happy.JPGVir has been entertaining people for a long time now. With his plays, stand-up comedy shows, television shows, comedy specials, and movies.

Ask him which of these is closest to his heart, he says that he likes to give equal importance to all of them. “I can’t pick one. I think it is important to experiment. I like to explore. I can’t be doing just one thing all the time,” he explains adding that seeing people smile at him whenever he walks into a room makes him love his profession as a comedian. “People tend to forget all their worries when they come to my show,” he explains.

Ask him how he keeps himself entertained he says, “It is my wife and my dog who make my day. Apart from that, I like exploring places by myself and that is what I am doing right now at Ladakh.

Has marriage changed him as a performer? He replies, “We lived together for a few years before marriage. So it has not changed me in any way.”

The 35-year-old’s latest video On Your Marks, that has been trending on social media, was made in response to the CBSE Class XII results which were announced on Monday.  “Board exam is very stressful and considering the pressure this generation undergoes, I wanted to tell them that life is not all about the marks you score in exams but what you make it,” the only time he elaborates his response to a question.

Though he was reluctant to answer a lot of questions, he gave a quick reply when asked about his performance in Hyderabad on Saturday. The visit is part of the 11-city tour for his show called ‘Unbelievablish - True words from the mouth of a liar’. “The show catches on the major events in person’s life – first time falling in love, meeting the right person or the wrong, having lots of money or no money. The audience will instantly relate to it and will definitely enjoy being there,” he informs and hangs up.

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