“Poison is not Narcos” – Tanuj Virwani on his Goa based revenge thriller Poison with Arbaaz Khan

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Goa. Drugs. Mafia. A gang lord. A cop. A ruffian. A femme fatale. Mix it all together and the perfect cocktail of sex, drugs and crime is out there in the offering with the title that is aptly named Poison. The latest in the world of web series which are in the offering from the Indian entertainment industry has just been unveiled in the form of Poison.

No wonder, the man who is quite excited is Tanuj Virwani, who plays one of the three key protagonists in Poison, the other two being Arbaaz Khan and Freddy Daruwala.

Quiz him about his characterization and the stage and set up that Poison boasts of and this is what the youngster, who was last seen in The Inside Edge, a sports drama from the house of Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, has to say.

“Since Poison is predominantly set in Goa, drug mafia is of course there at the core of it. However, we are not making Narcos here,” Tanuj mentions the popular American crime drama web series which is set in Columbia, “Beyond that I can’t say more because I would inadvertently end up revealing too much. I am not at liberty to speak much about it beyond what you have seen in the promos.”

Well, the promo pretty much signifies that yet again, Tanuj is playing an edgy character in Poison which is a revenge crime thriller in the offering. Considering the fact that his part was quite edgy in The Inside Edge as well as his last Bollywood outing One Night Stand (with Sunny Leone) as well, what draws him to such enacting such parts in front of the camera?

“See, there should be something about the character that draws you in. You need to enjoy as well because only then can you expect audience to enjoy as well,” says Tanuj, “Yes, I like edgy characters, though I am trying to mix and match and pick the best from the opportunities that come my way.”

Tanuj has been quite selective though about the assignments that he is picking, be it in the world of films or web series.

“You know, as an actor you are there for a finite amount of time and you can’t do as many movies or series,” he says, “I have to put my best forward and that’s the reason why in the last five years I have dome limited but important work. I am not in any terrible hurry.”

As for Poison which is already on air, one looks forward to what Tanuj has brought on screen this time around.

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