Vir Das: The last two years have been such a learning experience that I came out with a renewed perspective on life – Eagles Vine

The pandemic has affected all our lives in different ways. From giving us time to introspect to making us realise how to be grateful for what we have – it has left a deep impact. Like many others, actor and stand-up comedian, Vir Das admitted that the pandemic has changed him as a person. In an Instagram post, he posted a picture of his cupboard and in his post hinted about financial woes and admitted that he had given away most of his possessions to the less fortunate and how he plans to focus on travelling, music and food in the coming years.

In an exclusive chat, Vir said, “The last one and a half years have been tough. It has been an emotionally draining time because we lost our dog Dr Watson a few months ago. That took a toll and I also went through some tough times. Financial troubles are something that everyone has gone through in the past one year, and I can’t be singled out. Though I kept busy with virtual shows, stand-up comedy is a live show business and I missed it tremendously. The last two years have been such a learning experience that I came out with a renewed perspective on life.”


Ask Vir about his changed outlook towards life and why he decided to give away most of his belongings and he said, “I realised that life has to be enjoyed today. There is no tomorrow. So, whatever piece of clothing I bought in the last decade, I donated. I want to travel the world now. The rule is to spend on good food, travel, music, books and watch the best shows with front row tickets. If I ever desire to wear designer clothes, I can always get them, but I don’t feel the need to hoard things now. I just want to enjoy life because life is all about now and less about piling on things.”

On the work front, Vir has a few web shows lined up. He said, “I have a few projects coming up in the OTT space. And I am looking forward to embarking on a world trip in a few weeks. Hopefully, the pandemic will be over soon.”

Vir has been part of several films including Delhi Belly, Go Goa Gone, Revolver Rani. He is currently doing stand-up comedy shows online.


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