In a first, Priyanka Chopra in 2014 signed a talent deal with ABC Network. The same year, she was roped in to play the lead in the network's crime drama 'Quantico'. The show was a hit and PeeCee even won People's Choice Award for her role of Alex Parrish.
After Quantico, things have just been better for the actress and soon she will be playing a baddie in Dwayne Johnson starrer Baywatch. Right now, everyone is head over heals about Priyanka's achievements and how she's doing India proud. Some even say that she is the only Bollywood actor who has crossed over, successfully. Others like Deepika Padukone had tried their luck, but no one was as successful as Priyanka.
Joining the list of Indian celebrities trying their luck internationally is the funny man- Vir Das!
Netflix- an online streaming service provider has previously collaborated with comedians like Kevin Hart, Amy Schumer, Russell Peters and Chris Tucker but for the first time in history, Netflix will hoisting a flag of Indian Stand-up Comedy with Vir Das.
Vir Das is considered to be a pioneer of Indian stand-up comedy scene and his new Netflix show has got us hooked! But, we have to wait for 25th April 2017 to see his brilliant piece of work. Just like Priyanka, Vir is the first Indian comedian who struck a deal with an international network.
While most of the comedians have collaborated with Indian streaming service providers, Vir's deal with Netflix is considered to be huge!
The name of the show is 'Abroad Understanding' and was shot last year in November in New Delhi and New York. The show was performed live with thousands of people. It seems now, that several other Indian filmmakers and production houses have also cracked deals with Netflix in the past few months but this debut, will surely remain the first.
Vir Das will be seen talking broadly on topics like culture, politics and religion. While a 90 sec trailer on youtube has already gone viral, we want you to check it as well.
We hope this show does wonders for Vir, just as Quantico worked for Priyanka.