Vir Das, Nikkhil Advani to collaborate on new web series, a dark comedy set in Mumbai
Mumbai: Actor-comedian Vir Das is set to write and produce a new digital series with filmmaker Nikkhil Advani.
While the actor is passionate about acting and his stand-up comedy, he also has a flair for writing.
The series will be a dark comedy to be set in Mumbai with a hint of thrill to it. Vir will also play the lead role in the show, to be produced by Weirdass Comedy and Emmay Entertainment.
Talking about it, Vir said in a statement, "I had developed a concept and worked around the script. And it was something I wanted to work with someone who would understand the content of it, and thus the idea to work with Nikkhil came about.
"When I told him about it, he was indeed excited and was an instant collaboration. It's a dark comedy. Having a certain element of thrill, we can't reveal the concept per se. We intend to have it as a 10 part series."
Currently, their teams are working on the script, and the shooting for the series will start in September.
Vir Das has been pretty occupied with his international stand-up comedy tours; he also performed on the popular American talk show Late Night With Conan O’Brien where he arched topics ranging from comparing Donald Trump to India's concept of arranged marriage, to making jokes on his own Indian accent. He also has to his credit, his own Netflix show Abroad Understanding that premiered on 25 April this year. In June, Variety also included him in its '10 Comedians to Watch’ list of 2017.
(With inputs from IANS)