Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra inspired Vir Das to become an actor

Mumbai: Vir Das was so impressed with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra`s `Rang De Basanti` that he decided to take up acting.

"For me, it is very important to believe in the kind of movies I do. `Rang De Basanti` made me feel good about Indian cinema. The movie instilled in me, a confidence so strong, that I wanted to be a part of the revolution in Bollywood," Vir said.

The 2006 film had Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Siddharth, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Atul Kulkarni and British actress Alice Patten in the lead roles.

The story is about a British documentary filmmaker who is determined to make a film on Indian freedom fighters, which are eventually played by Aamir, Sharman, Kunal, Siddharth and Atul. During this process, R Madhavan who plays a flight lieutenant in the Indian Air Force is killed in an air crash.

The actor-comedian currently has six releases. His upcoming movies include `Santa Banta`, `Amit Sahni Ki List` and `Saxxx ki Dukaan`, among others.


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