Though actor-comedian Vir Das has been in the film industry for almost a decade now, it is only in his upcoming movie 31st October that the he got to play a serious role for the first time.
“Not a lot of people know this, but I trained as an actor before I became a comedian. Over the years, whatever films I have done have mostly been ensemble cast, so I was waiting for the right script. I wanted to play the lead in a slightly different genre than comedy, and when this came, I was more than happy to do it,” the 34-year-old says.
There was flip-side to this new opportunity though. Das says playing a serious role took its toll on the actor. “It was a really heavy role. It took a lot out of me, and for a while I was not able to get out of it. I wanted to do something that I cannot relate to. For instance, I play a father of three kids in the film and I am not a father yet. So from that perspective, I could still feel the pain of the character,” he adds.
Meanwhile, in a recent interview, Vir was quoted saying that the shooting for sequel to the popular film Go Goa Gone will start next year. However, the actor dismisses these reports and says, “There is nothing about a sequel as of now. The only thing is that the makers and the cast is ready to do another instalment, since the first one was such a massive success. Apart from that, there’s nothing more to it, and we don’t even know when the shooting will begin.”
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