Comedian-actor Vir Das will be working with filmmaker Nikhil Advani on upcoming dark comedy Hasmukh. Sameer Nair-headed Applause Entertainment, the content studio from the Aditya Birla Group, is backing the project. Vir and Advani will be writing and creating an original show, read a statement.
"This is going to be insane!!! So excited! Gentlemen, let's murder this," Vir tweeted.
Praising Nair, he wrote: "It takes a killer sense of humour to greenlight this madness."
Apart from this show, Vir has been signed on by ABC for a new hour-long weekly dramedy FBI series "Whiskey Cavalier", produced by Warner Bros. Netflix has also ordered two additional live stand-up comedy specials from Vir, the first comedian out of India to have a Netflix original special.
How many times have we heard “would just kill to be on that stage...” That’s just how this dark comedy germinated with @thevirdas @TheWeirdass and now we’ve found a home. Thanks @nairsameer @ApplauseSocial #Hasmukh @EmmayEntertain pic.twitter.com/3vvqiWspOp— Nikkhil Advani (@nikkhiladvani) May 29, 2018
The Das special "Abroad Understanding" made its debut on the streaming platform in April 2017 and tackled nationalism, globalism, good food, and bad politics in two crosscut performances in New York and New Delhi.
According to deadline.com, the first of the two newly ordered specials will be shot in San Francisco at the Regency Ballroom on July 14.
(With IANS Inputs)