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Vir Das turns producer

Hindustan Times   January 12, 2013
First Published: 17:26 IST(12/1/2013) | Last Updated: 00:19 IST(13/1/2013)

Touted as India’s answer to Jay Leno and the funniest guy in India, comedian Vir Das is looking to take his role
as a producer seriously, having started his own theatre production company, Weirdass Repertory.

Weirdass Comedy has seen two very good years. We’ve ventured into television, films and stand-up comedy. Over time, many comedians and playwrights sent us mails asking about plays. We felt it was time to get into it, says Vir, adding: We will do a play on The Godfather to begin with. Then we’re working on scripts based on Star Wars and Frankenstein.

Apart from producing plays that will spoof big international films, Vir is also looking at doing high-content plays starting with Anand Tiwari’s All In The Timing — a funny collection of short pieces of love, sex, friendship, romance and one’s chances in life — starring Tiwari, Malaika Chaudhary, Naveen Kaushik, Siddharth Menon, Foezeh Jalali and Asif Ali Beg.
I’m producing the play to promote it at unconventional venues and to bring back the lost culture of watching plays, says Vir.

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