“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.”
Though Charles Dickens had said this comical quote centuries ago, but we, Indians, took a lot of time to acknowledge it. In the early 20s, there was no platform for stand-up comedians to showcase their talent. Bollywood was contaminated by Khans and their larger-than-life love stories, leaving no scope for young comedians to perform.
But Vir Das survived through the drought years of comedy and proved his mettle.
Initially, nobody in India ever though that comedians could earn a living.
Today, Vir Das summarized his career with an inspiring Facebook post.
This is a true story. In 2002-2003 I was one of the doormen at the Grand Lux Cafe in Chicago. I spent a lot of my time…
He also believes that the reason he still has 12 films in his kitty is because he is unique and irreplaceable. In Bollywood, people struggle because there is a new person joining every week, who joins an assembly line of people who are very replaceable.
He takes the secret ingredient for his success regularly.
From a 2-min cameo in ‘Namaste London’ to lead roles in ‘Revolver Rani’, ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ and ‘Delly Belly’, this comic actor has never been busier than he is right now.
All the struggling stand-up comedians, stand up.