Tanuj Virwani at the talk show held on BWS (Bharatiya Web Series)
Tanuj Virwani , well known for his role of Vayu Raghwan in the very popular Amazon
original television series Inside Edge, was invited to a talk show which was organised in BWS
(Bharatiya Web Series) discord server on 21st of November 8:30 pm.
The event was organised by Snoopervisor and their team (a management company).
The host for the night was Shubham aka Pancakes, he made sure Tanuj felt comfortable
since Tanuj was completely new to Discord. The event then started with Tanuj and
Shubham being in the event staff vc and the audience in the event vc itself. The streamer
Vansh Kohli then started the stream in the event vc. The max audience was around 65-70
and towards the end of the event the least audience went to 30-35.
We started the talk show by asking some really interesting questions to Tanuj like:
Who inspired him the most to achieve what he has right now?
He didn't have one person whom he took his inspiration from, he preferred to learn
different things from various people like from Bruce Lee’s teachings and various from
movies and books and shows. He said that he looked upto many people like Amitabh sir,
Brad Pitt, etc. He looked for inspiration both within his job and also outside of it.
What was the best compliment that he’s received so far?
He immediately recalled about his co-actor Jitendar Joshi whom he had done the show
Cartel with, he had told him the following lines “You’ve become such a better actor from the
time that i’ve known you till now and the reason is you start acting where you stop acting,
you’re not trying to act anymore, you’re just trying to be in the moment and feel whatever
your character needs to feel and because of that there is a certain genuinity about the
whole thing where your lines don’t seem like dialogues anymore, they seem like
conversations coming out of your soul.” These words had really made an impact on him.
He was also asked which was the role he wished he had played and where he
saw himself in the next 10 years
He said that he would’ve loved to play Varun Dhawan’s role in Badlapur as well as Shahrukh
Khan from Baazigar since he’s usually gravitated towards roles that are dark. When it came to the part of where he saw himself, his goals seemed pretty reachable for a person as determined and intelligent as him. He said that he would like to see himself being substantial both in front of the camera and behind the camera, he had aspirations to write and direct his own material, perhaps both a series and a film. He said that he would like his name to be associated with quality as in he chooses his scripts rightly and carefully and can do justice to them and not just someone who can play just one prototype character and not anything else. He has also stated that he would love to tell stories since it gave him a certain high and this had been the case since college for him, he told us an incident where he used to always have a camcorder with him and used to run around with it and shoot short films with it, place a camera and go act in front of it. He used to even do this during the lockdown period. The feeling of creating something from scratch where it’s just an idea in your head gave him quite a rush.
He was then asked about his favourite co-actor and to that he said that
He couldn’t choose one from so many. He did name a few though, namely Sunny Leone,
Siddhant Chaturvedi, Angad Bedi, Sayani Gupta from Inside Edge and apart from that,
Rashmi, Rithwik, Jennifer, Nia Sharma and so many more.
He was asked about his favourite childhood memory and his answer surely
proved to us that he was surely a naughty kid
He told us about how his mom would feed him rasgullas and other sweets everyday once
he was back from school, and how his friends in his colony would make water balloons
during holi and would throw it on people and also the last one will surely make you laugh
where his friends and him made up a trap for a couple to fall into and they then threw a
bucket full of dirty water on them haha.
Shubham asked him about his strength and he said
That his parents would be his biggest strength and motivation to him.
He was asked about his one dream he wanted to achieve and also what else
he would choose in the cinema field if not acting, the latter being asked by
Nimz from the audience as well
To this he said that he has many dreams, many directors he wants to work with,
grow big and be able to influence people in a good way and make a difference and
also along with that make his parents proud. He hopes to always move in the right
direction and not to regress. Also, obviously live happy and healthy along with all
this. He also said that he had come into the industry thinking he’d become a director
and entered in fact as an assistant director but with the motivation of his friends
and family he entered into acting. So, he definitely would choose directing if not
He was also asked about the best advice he had gotten and a piece of advice
that he would've given to his 18 year old self.
In his professional life the best advice he had gotten was from his mother who had said to
him that ''No matter how dark it gets in your life, in your career or in your head, the sun's
gonna rise no matter what, it is not an if, how, maybe, maybe not, probably, possibly, it's a
fact, change is the only constant. When the going is tough, the tough gets going, that's how
it is, you have to stand on your ground, if you're just moving about and following everybody
else, there's a saying that goes "Only the dead fish floats when they dive'', if you're just
doing what everyone else is doing then you'll be a nobody but if you want to be unique and
fierce and individually want to make a difference you have to be prepared to put in the
hard work, even if everybody in the room is telling you not to do it and if your instinct and
your heart tells you this is exactly the path you need to follow, then you should go ahead
and do it, and if you're wrong then you're wrong but at least it's your choice, that's very
When it came to his personal life, he had gone through a bad breakup in college and his
friend had helped him through it by giving him an example of a fish bowl, that taught him
about the importance of people who stay and who leave.
Finally, coming to the part where he gave his 18 year old self some advice, he said that he
would wanna tell himself to go out there and live life completely and not take things for
granted and that you need to be mentally and physically strong and also to be willing to
make a permanent change in life. He also said that he would be willing to have fun but not
so much at the cost of your goals, ideals and future. He stated something very inspirational
as well, that the past is history and the future is a mystery and the present is a gift. Time
doesn't wait for anyone and we must make the most of it. I’m pretty sure this hit many of us
He was asked about what turned him on the most then and to that he said
Great conversation and the ability to hold her own in a room irrespective of who is present
and the subject that's being discussed because there are plenty of good looking girls out
there but your beauty will eventually fade away but your brains won't.
Here are a few of the questions asked by the audience now
A question asked by Arfan was, suppose the acting career didn't work out
that well, what would have been his second choice of job and why?
He was 100% confident when he said Advertising since he had done a diploma in
advertising and had been along with the idea of a Bcom graduate.
Ritz had asked him if he had met any cricketers during the shoot of Inside Edge
He stated that he hadn’t met any cricketers during the show but had had a small geek with
Virender Sehwag during the promotions of Season 2, otherwise he had met cricketers
outside of the show but not in an environment where he could have a chat with them.
Sadhu asked “What do you feel is more important for an actor? Is it talent or
is it training?”
Tanuj felt that natural talent is very important but training, discipline and single
mindedness is also equally important. He also explained this with an example of mining
coal and obtaining a diamond by shaping and sculpting it in the right direction.
Payel Roy, the BWS staff member asked Tanuj about his present fitness goal
and how specific he is with his diet since he mentioned he was a foodie when
he was young and even now.
He said that he didn’t have any specific goal, he just had control over his carb intake and
did some cardio once in a while. He had to change his body weight depending on the role
that he was playing as it’s an important aspect for being an actor, they all were like
chameleons due to this, he said. He doesn’t prefer going to the gym but went if he had to
look bulky and shredded. He also said that he drank occasionally but doesn’t smoke and
was okay with that until it became a life dependency.
He was asked who the favorite actor he would wanna act with
Without even thinking for the answer for a second he said Alia Bhatt which was super cute
We asked him about the worst and the best purchase that he
We asked him about the best and the worst purchase he had ever made -
The first car that he bought himself was a jaguar ,the sports edition car he said that his
parents were like ''are you really gonna be spending so much money on a car''? He said that
'' I'm spending my own money and going out with friends and family and long drives at
night gives me so much happiness so that would be the best purchase'' He added that he
don't really have a worst purchase because usually he does a lot of research before going
out and spending his money on something.
Towards the end, Yash from the audience asked him about the pros and cons
of acting and the competition faced in the field?
He stated that if you instinctively feel like you've something to compromise being an actor
or to be a part of this industry, follow your dreams by all means but at the same time know
that there are a lot of risks involved in it, the success and failure ratio is insane and 9 out of
10 people tend to become an actor, there's a lot of responsibilities so try hard chase your
dreams and be prepared and always be a good observer of human beings and the
environment but always have a backup be it what you've studied or your family business.
How did it all end?
The talk show ended on a very good note where Tanuj got to interact with his fans and also
his fans with him, they asked him a few questions and he gave a pretty clear insight on
everything related to his life and the industry and the show as well. The talk show was a
great success overall.