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Co­me­dian-ac­tor Vir Das (above) be­lieves that in the cur­rent day sce­nario, it is very im­por­tant for an artist to main­tain a dig­i­tal foot­print. The 36-year-old ac­tor, who has a YouTube chan­nel where he up­loads pod­casts, ad­mits that it took him some time to fig­ure out the im­por­tance of dig­i­tal plat­forms. “I re­alised that I needed to have some kind of a dig­i­tal pres­ence be­cause fans to­day are tech savvy and it is per­haps the best medium to com­mu­ni­cate with them and put forth your opin­ions. I have been think­ing about cre­at­ing a kind of dig­i­tal plat­form for a long time, but just couldn’t find time to do it,” he says, fur­ther re­veal­ing the rea­son be­hind his weekly pod­cast’s ti­tle — Askshit. “So, one day, while tak­ing a dump, I came up with the idea. That’s how the ge­n­e­sis of Askshit hap­pened really. The point of it was sim­ple: Tackle some very se­ri­ous ques­tions and is­sues with jokes and com­edy,” he says, adding that he has got a de­cent re­sponse to the seven episodes. “I was sur­prised to see that all of them went vi­ral. And I couldn’t be hap­pier. If I can make some­one think and laugh about a very se­ri­ous so­cial is­sue, then my work is done,” he signs off.

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