Digital space is a boon: Vir
Actor-comedian Vir Das says the digital space is a boon and has no where but to go up.
Asked how he sees the growth of the digital space, Vir said, “Digital place has no where to go but up. I think India has possibly the most or the second most amount of smart phones in the world. Most content are watched on a smart phone right now, so there will always be a demand for stand up comedy specifically because people need to laugh at least four times a day. We are providing that service.”
Vir has previously done two stand up shows on Netflix. He has now been roped in for his third project with the streaming website.
The Go Goa Gone actor says for comedians it will get better.
‘In India, for production, you just need to have money and it doesn’t require any kind of experience. I feel film institute’s should understand this thing that production also needs training. I think government subsidised institutions like Film Television Institute of India (FTII) must incorporate production training in the course.’
Actress Yami Gautam says as an outsider a lot of hard work goes into getting the right parts in Bollywood.
Yami wrote on social media regarding her latest release Uri, “Thanks so much. As an actress and an outsider, a lot of hard work goes into getting the right parts and I am glad that you all are giving it so much love.”
The film also stars Vicky Kaushal in the lead. Based on the surgical strikes of 2016 carried out by the Indian Armed Forces, Uri traces the significant event.
Brie, Alex call off engagement
Actress Brie Larson and musician Alex Greenwald have called off their engagement after nearly three years.
They exchanged rings in Tokyo back in 2016.
“They have taken a step back from their engagement for the time being but they remain close,” a source said.
They had been dating for several years prior to the engagement as they had been romantically linked since 2013.
Greenwald joined Larson at numerous awards seasons events that year when Larson received recognition for the 2015 thriller Room. She even gave Greenwald a shout-out while accepting the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 2016 Oscars.
Writer: Team Viva
Source: The pioneer