Of late, we’ve seen plenty of Indian artistes take part in international films and television shows. The latest additions to the list will be Bollywood actress Preity Zinta and actor cum stand up comedian Vir Das.
The two will be part of an episode of the American prime-time show, Fresh Off The Boat, which will be aired on January 24. The episode featuring Preity Zinta and Vir Das may serve as the foundation for a spin-off series centred on an Indian family in the US, tentatively titled Magic Motor Inn.
Vir Das also spoke about the effect which the spin-off series can have on the minds of Americans. He said, “Fresh Off The Boat is incredibly funny and the best part of it was working with Preity. In so many ways, it’s been a packed January for me. I have nosedived into work and it’s look incredibly good so far. This show will further the cause of changing perception of Indians and their stories in America. There is a genuine interest in our heritage and culture, now more than ever before and this show will offer just that – a unique story full of heart.”
In the much-loved show that focuses on a Taiwanese family residing in the US, Preity and Vir will be seen as an Indian couple. In an earlier interview, Vir had said,“Preity is a crackling actress… the experience she brought to the table was valuable. With a material like this, our primary job was to be funny and she got that right.”