A film and TV writer, an actor, a host, a sometime rapper, and an occasional singer, Vasay Chaudhry is a man who wears many hats.
Beginning with Jutt and Bond and continuing with serials like Inspector Khojee, Rubber Band, Timmy G, the Baraat series (the first of which, Azar ki Ayegi Baraat, was written by Mohammed Ahmed), Yeh Shaadi Nahin Ho Sakti, and the remakes of Armaan and Abhi Tau Main Jawan Hoon, Vasay’s writing has kept us laughing with his patented brand of sharp but meaningful and clean humor. But then just when we thought we thought we had him pinned as a talented comedy writer he threw us a curve ball named Jackson Heights, a raw and gritty study of myriads of issues faced by desis living abroad. And its not just TV where he’s made his mark, his impressive writer’s resume also includes the very popular film Main Hoon Shahid Afridi.
Along with his writing Vasay Chaudhry is also an accomplished actor. I’m sure many remember his Samosa [w]rapping avatar as Bobby D in Annie ki Ayegi Baraat very fondly. Timmy G is another character that captured audiences’ attention. And if comedy is not your thing then his levelheaded Mikaal from Silvatein was a character that many of us missed when things got really insane with the two kooky sisters. Danny’s electric bromance with Armaan generated much more buzz than Armaan’s pairing with the lovely Zarnab. More recently he’s played Dr Sibtain in the immensely popular Pyare Afzal and is currently appearing as the ugh husband Faiq in Nazdikiyan. If all this was not impressive enough then we’ve also seen Vasay as the suave host of the Hum TV awards.
Given his many accomplishments and multifaceted career its remarkable we have not seen Vasay on the morning talk show circuit (smart man!) nor have we read too much about him in the print and electronic media. No tardeeds, no controversies, no scandals, Vasay has preferred to let his work do the talking for him.
For a man so reticent I am thrilled to share that Vasay has consented to being interviewed by us, and has agreed to respond to queries about various aspects of his professional life. Now the ball is in your court. Whether it is Jackson Heights and/or his past writing that interests you, or his innumerable characters that have intrigued you, aap bhejye apne sawaal taakey de saken Vasay unke jawab.
Just a few things to keep in mind:
- The last date for posting your questions is Sunday, Feb 1st 2015.
- Post each question as a separate comment.
- Please avoid personal comments and refrain from rude questions and abusive language.
- Lets try and make this an interesting, meaningful exercise, for Vasay and for ourselves, so lets ask thorey hat ke sawal.
Ab kijeye sochna shuru and likhye jaldi se sawal … and as you don your thinking caps I leave you with one of my favorite Vasay moments… enjoy!
Written by SZ~