vir das

Naveen Uraon

HE had given himself a personal mile stone and five years to do it. He has done it in two and a half. This Sunday show of battle of the sexes is very special for Vir Das as it sees him reach the half million ticket mark across all his shows.

This feat has catapulted him to the position of being the largest selling Indian comedy performer. This feat was made possible through the stupendous response all his shows have garnered from audiences across the country, including but not restricted to History of India, Battle of the Sexes, Alien Chutney, Vir Das’s Resentury, etc.

Talking about the same, an ecstatic Vir Das said, “It’s just crazy to get here this fast, I would like to thank the audiences and fans for the same.” He further said, “Three years ago I had given myself a mandate that in the next five years I should sell half a million tickets and I started keeping track. Now two and half year after I started aggressively perusing this goal, I still had to sell 290 tickets to attain this feat, which I did with the quantum of tickets sold for Battle of the Sexes last Saturday.” “Now I wanna see how fast I can reach a million, it’s this cool phase where the films and the comedy crowds have all blended together.”

The talented actor is constantly juggling between films and live shows. The actor is quiet excited about 2015 as he has around 4-5 mainstream Hindi language feature films slated for release next year. It will also be an important year for Vir as all his characters he essays in these films would be unique establishing his versatility on screen as well. ‘Santa Banta’ and ‘Mastizaade’ are few of his films which will release in the first half of 2015 itself.

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