When DELHI BELLY released and turned into a super hit at the box office, one would have imagined that the wait for Vir Das to find his footing in Bollywood had finally come to an end. However, it wasn’t as simple as it sounds for the stand-up comedian cum actor as the real challenge was to now pick the best out of what was offered to him.
With a flood of scripts that were offered to him, one such pick was AMIT SAHNI KI LIST which Vir just couldn’t put down.
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Confirms Vir, ”Within a month after DELHI BELLY released, there were around 50 scripts lying in my office. There was so much more of a pressure than I could have imagined. Finally, I had this opportunity where there was this wide range in front of me and I could pick and choose,” says Vir who found the comic quotient in a realistic set up of AMIT SAHNI KI LIST really exciting.
The film tells the story of Amit Sahni (played by Vir Das) who is a young and quirky guy searching for the woman of his dreams, which by the way is made of a ‘list’. While he notes down all the traits of a perfect woman, he secretly checks to see if his date matches to that. The interesting twists and turns that take place on account of the list make for an interesting comedy.
”When I signed AMIT SAHNI KI LIST, the idea was to be sure that my audience laughs with the escapades of this character,” says Vir, ”In that aspect, I am pretty confident of my audience, be it in stand-up show or a film. With this film, I had this instant gut feeling that it would find a way into the audience’s heart.”
With the quirky promo already bringing on chuckles, one waits to see this ‘One in a 50’ choice of Vir indeed making a mark once it releases all over on 18th July. The film is directed by Ajay Bhuyan and is produced by Tina Nagpaul, Kavita Kulkarni and Sujata Vemuri.