‘Revolver Rani’ My Stepping Stone From Ensemble To Lead: Vir
In ‘Revolver Rani’, Vir is paired opposite Kangana Ranaut, who is basking in the glory of the success of her last release ‘Queen’. It also stars Piyush Jha, who plays Kangana’s uncle in the film… Actor Vir Das talks about his career and ‘Revolver Rani’…
This election year, Vir Das will be seen playing a corrupt politician’s toy-boy lover in ‘Revolver Rani’ and the actor-comedian says the film will finally mark his entry into the lead man territory. The 34-year-old actor began his Bollywood career in 2007 with ‘Namastey London’ in which he had a small cameo. He has mostly starred in successful films with ensemble casts be it – ‘Badmaash Company’, ‘Delhi Belly’ or ‘Goa Goa Gone’. “It feels like being promoted in a company. I don’t have a very normal career graph. I am an outsider, who somehow managed to sneak into Bollywood. But it is a realistic journey – from one scene in my first to five in my next film to being part of the gang of boys in films. So ‘Revolver Rani’ is the stepping stone from ensemble to lead roles,” Vir told us.
However, he has no regrets about working his way up through bit parts in movies to bigger roles and he says it is that toil that has made him a better actor today. “I started out as a film actor only few years ago. I have done only five films so far. But I would not change anything about how my career has shaped. “I think if I had been launched like a hero, I would not have been able to survive as I did not know how to act. It took me this long to learn acting,” he said. In ‘Revolver Rani’, Vir is paired opposite Kangana Ranaut, who is basking in the glory of the success of her last release ‘Queen’. It also stars Piyush Jha, who plays Kangana’s uncle in the film, which hit theatres on 25 April.
“It was a very tough film to do as it has all elements like violence, intimacy and humour. It is both a love story and an anti-love story. Since the shoot was difficult for all of us (Kangana, Piyush and me), we had to give each other a lot of space,” Vir said.