Vir Das, India's youngest stand-up comedian, on his Bollywood dreams.
Tell us about
It's awesome.. it's mad and sadly, I can't talk much about yet. All I can say is Imran Khan is great.
Was entering Bollywood a conscious decision?
No, but then neither was becoming a stand-up comedian. I did
because I'm a huge Rishi Kapoor fan. Then, Vikram Bhatt called, asking if I wanted to be the hero of his next movie. And now there's
You're in Imtiaz Ali's next movie as well..
Yes, and Saif (Ali Khan) and Deepika (Padukone) have been really nice to me. We had a blast shooting in London — they would come and watch me do my stand-up act.
Will you be dancing around trees?
Well, I am dancing in Imtiaz's movie but not around the trees. That requires co-ordination, which I don't have.
What's the best part about being a stand-up comedian?
Pretty ladies talk to you even if you're not much of a looker.
And the worst?
Keeping the energy high. I run, jump, scream.. all this can be pretty draining..
Anyone particular you like taking a dig at?
See, 80 per cent of my show is about women.. my success or rather the lack of success with them.
How would you react to Sourav Ganguly's retirement?
Finally Dada can truly become a dada.
The next elections?
It will offer better comedy than most of my shows.
Yeah, but nothing serious. Only an insane woman would want to date a comedian seriously, and I haven't found her yet.