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Stand-up takes time, so when I act it must be an interesting role

Stand-up artist and actor Vir Das

Stand-up star and occasional actor Vir Das has a clear-cut strategy when it comes to balancing his two flourishing careers. "I have to balance both careers. Stand-up (comedy) takes time, so when I act that should be an interesting role," he said, revealing that was the reason which kept him away from films in 2020.

As an actor, Vir is known for his work in Bollywood films like Delhi Belly, Go Goa Gone, Mastizaade, Badmaash Company. Last year, he also starred in the black comedy web series Hasmukh.

"I think ‘Hasmukh’ was an interesting thing to pursue because a film takes a long time. For me, it's about finding a good character and telling a good story," he said.

Last month, Vir dropped his latest new comedy gig, "Outside In", created out of 30 virtual shows he did during lockdown and featuring audiences from all over the world.