Check out! Vir Das as elderly Sikh man in ‘31st October’


Stand-up comedian-turned-Bollywood actor Vir Das is known to get into the skin of the character he plays. In an upcoming film ’31st October’, formerly titled ‘Jaane Kyon’, the actor will be seen in the role of an elderly Sikh man. Vir has undergone unbelievable transformation for the role.

Vir plays the role of Devender Singh, a survivor of the ant-Sikh riots of 1984 trying to get his family to safety in the aftermath of the massacre. The film portrays his journey from a 28-year-old young man to a 65-year-old senior citizen has been showcased in the movie.

Vir recently unveiled his elderly look from the film and he is totally unrecognizable with the turban and beard as the 65-year-old Devender Singh.

A team of four make-up artists was hired to turn Vir into an old man. They worked for three hours each day get the desired look of the actor during the ten days of shooting for the sequence. It required another three hours to remove the make-up.

Vir’s character Devender Singh is that of a good-hearted man from very small origins. The film also stars Soha Ali Khan in the role of his wife Tajinder Kaur. It has been directed by National Award-winning filmmaker Shivaji Patil.

Written and produced by Harry Sachdeva under the banner Magical Dreams Productions Pvt Ltd, ‘31st October’ is an edge-of-the-seat thriller based on the aftermath of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination.