Funny boy to Bollywood hunk?

From AsiaOne News (Singapore):

VIR DAS likes to tell you he is a late bloomer.

At 30 – he passed that momentous chronological marker in May – his career is just taking off.

Not only is he an excellent stand-up comedian, as his two sold-out shows at The Esplanade’s recently concluded Indian arts festival Kalaa Utsavam prove, he is carving out a second career in Bollywood too.

The Mumbai-based Vir is currently filming a yet untitled Yash Raj movie with Shahid Kapoor in Thailand, and he is looking the part of a hot, young Bollywood actor….

Vir made his acting debut in an independent film, Mumbai Salsa, in 2007, and confesses that he never thought he would pursue acting as a career.

That’s despite the former investment banker wannabe having a double degree in economics and theatre from Knox College in the United States.

He was also accepted into Harvard University for its Stanislavsky Program with the Moscow Arts Theatre where he trained for six months and performed eight plays with the company.