Vir Das pulls out of gig to promote ’31st October’


Vir Das

Popularly known for his acting role in ‘Badmaash Company’ (2010), comedian Vir Das has been touring the US, U.K, Canada and South Africa and has performed in over a hundred shows. Having received a good response from the audience, his final show was scheduled at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, however Das pulled out last minute to promote his upcoming film ’31st October’, leaving the organisers in a bit of a dilemma.

According to DNA,��a source commented, “Vir cancelled the Fringe gig after the tickets were sold out. His film’s producers made sure that he returns before the trailer launch. Since he is bound by a legal contract, he had to do it whether he liked it or not. Obviously, the organisers are disappointed, but his talent team is trying to make amends.”

Apparently, the only solution was for the organisers to issue refunds to those who had bought tickets for the show. A spokesperson for Fringe added, “Next year, if [Vir] wants to come back and perform, we won’t stop him but it is a reputation loss for the performer.”

The actor, who also featured in ‘Delhi Belly’ (2013), justified��his actions with the following statement, “Pulling out of the show might seem unprofessional, but my team is in talks with them, trying to organise an alternate gig. We hope the shows happen in the coming months. But, for now, my movie was my priority and I made my choice.”

’31st October’ stars Das alongside Soha Ali Khan. ��The film is slated to release on 7th October.

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