"I am supposed to play my own character (CarryMinati)"
Popular Indian YouTube sensation Ajey Nagar, also known as CarryMinati, is all set to make his Bollywood debut.
The controversial YouTuber has announced he will be making his big-screen debut in the upcoming Bollywood film MayDay.
CarryMinati will be sharing the screen with Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgn.
The digital star, who is famous for his roast videos, will play himself in the Ajay Devgn directorial.
CarryMinati said: “My brother/business head Deepak Char got a call from Kumar Mangat Pathak (Co-Producer at Devgn’s production company) and I have been meaning to align forces with them since a while now.”
Speaking about the role, he added:
“What made it really interesting for me was when I heard I am supposed to play my own character (CarryMinati) and the way it’s going to be shown on screen.
“I am excited to see how this will unfold.”
Despite the fact that he will be making his Bollywood debut, CarryMinati has claimed that acting was never his plan.
In his YouTube videos, he often performs skits but he maintains that they are only to entertain people.
He added that he only agreed to be a part of the film as he gets to play himself.
He said: “I’m hoping I get to learn a thing or two about acting from Amitabh Bachchan and Ajay Devgn.
“They are personalities I look up to and fondly admire.”
CarryMinati also said that his role in MayDay cannot be called a full-fledged debut but a special appearance as it will be an extension of what he does.
MayDay stars Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Rakul Preet Singh and Angira Dhar.
The film has been described as ‘an-edge-of-the-seat human drama.’
The Ajay Devgn-directed film is set to release in April 2022.
The Indian YouTube sensation, CarryMinati has recently been at the centre of quite a few controversies.
Known for his comedy, coarse language and ‘roast’ culture, the YouTuber ruffled many feathers in his deleted video ‘YouTube vs Tiktok – The End’.
The content creator had posted the video as a response to Indian TikTok sensation Amir Siddique.
The video featured CarryMinati at his best, roasting Siddique.
However, the video was allegedly pulled from the platform for violating YouTube’s terms of service.
The scandal has done nothing to lesser CarryMinati’s popularity among Indian youth.
In fact, the controversial Indian YouTuber has recently topped India’s list of content creators in 2020 with a whopping 27.5 million subscribers.