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Stand-up comedian and actor Vir Das says is looking forward to his upcoming web series ‘Hasmukh’ because it’s something different for him.

“Performing in front of a live audience is extremely different from being in a fictional film or series. I’m back on screen playing a strange and unusual character, so I’m excited,” Das said.

The trailer of the show was released on Friday. The series follows the journey of a young man from Saharanpur who wants to be the greatest comedian in the world. While he is a great writer, he lacks comic timing.

Talking about the role of Hasmukh, he said: “He’s super awkward, soft-spoken and always mild, until he murders or gets on stage. Stand-up comedians will relate to Hasmukh’s journey — well, most of it at least. We’re all looking for innovative ways to make people laugh, but this guy takes it to the next level. The trailer should give you a sneak peek into what I’m talking about, but just wait and watch.”

Also featuring Ranvir Shorey, Manoj Pahwa, Ravi Kishan, Amrita Bagchi, Suhail Nayyar, Inaamulhaq and Raza Murad, ‘Hasmukh’ is directed by Nikhil Gonsalves and will release on April 17.

The Netflix show is produced for Applause Entertainment by Emmay Entertainment.