Vir Das gets serious with Raima Sen

The stand-up comedian will take a break from comedy after the release of Delhi Belly. He has signed a Tanuja Chandra film opposite Raima Sen, where he will be seen in an intense avatar

Vir Das is getting all set to promote the comic caper Delhi Belly, and we hear that he is not only doing a fun video for the film, but also has a very important role alongside Imran Khan and Kunal Roy Kapoor. The comedy specialist is keeping his lips zipped about his role at the moment though. This silence comes as no surprise, considering that Aamir Khan is known to be very secretive when it comes to his films and his promotional strategy. But that’s not the only thing that Vir is excited about right now. He’s also kicked about his next release, which is a step beyond the light characters that he has played so far (including his first movie Badmaash Company). Das is now preparing to play an intense character in his forthcoming film opposite Raima Sen. “I haven’t done an out-and-out comedy as such and neither have I done a really serious role. But in Tanuja Chandra’s film, you’ll see me in a different avatar. I can’t wait to start shooting,” he says. The film, which also has Rajeev Khandelwal in a lead role, will begin its first schedule in a couple of months and is slated to hit the screens at the end of the year.