Mumbai: Stand-up comedian-turned-actor Vir Das says that he wouldn't have done sex comedy "Mastizaade" if any actress other than Sunny Leone would've been cast opposite him.
"What I enjoyed the most working with Sunny is that she hasn't done comedy till now but she is genuinely very funny. Our track gave us the chance to do a lot of really cool comedy." said Vir at a press conference for the film.
"And after watching the film, that's what you'll talk about... that she is legitimately very funny. I would not have done this film if any other actress was on board," he added.
Considering Sunny with a tag of a pornstar-turned- actress and the fact that she is easily more popular than Vir, were there any apprehensions?
"I don't think about these things. I'm a pretty secure guy in my fan base and talent. The reason I did the film is because I like being opposite a strong actor with a presence. Being opposite a huge star is a cool thing," he replied.
The teaser of the film has already been unveiled and the trailer of the film is all set to be launched on Wednesday.
Vir, who gained popularity as a stand-up comedian, had initially started out with insubstantial roles in "Namastey London", "Love Aaj Kal" among others but then received good characters in "Badmaash Company", "Delhi Belly", and "Go Goa Gone". He even essayed the lead roles in films like "Amit Sahni Ki List".
"I love comedy, comedy is my life. But I haven't done this genre of comedy before. I've never done a commercial masala film. And I've been waiting since years for that perfect package - good script, actress, director - this came together very nicely," he said.
"My career has been like working in a company where you get promotion every year. I started with one scene in a film, then two, then five, then supporting characters and now characters like these," he added.
"Mastizaade" has been produced by Pritish Nandy and Rangita Pritish Nandy.