Biswapati Sarkar is an Indian writer, director and actor, mostly famous for his work at The Viral Fever (TVF). He is most famous for essaying the character of Arnub Goswami, which is a satirical emulation of the Indian journalist Arnab Goswami. His online talk-show series Barely Speaking with Arnub has received more than 7.5 million YouTube views and has featured celebrities and politicians like Shahrukh Khan, Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Ali Zafar and Arvind Kejriwal.
Sarkar was born in Rourkela, Odisha. He is an IIT Kharagpur graduate. He began his career with script writing and later became an integral part of TVF which was founded by his college senior Arunabh Kumar.
Convincing parents is obviously an important part of the shift, else all hell might break loose, as it did for Biswapati Sarkar. In his third year at IIT Kharagpur, he went home and informed his mother about his new career choice: scriptwriting. So taken aback was she that she threw Sarkar out of the house. He had to spend the night at a friend’s place. “My parents couldn’t understand why I wasn’t interested in a good engineering degree, but I found writing so much more creative.” Sarkar now works at The Viral Fever, India’s first online TV channel. “Now, sometimes my mom calls me to talk about my work. That amazes me.”
With inputs from Hindustan Times, Wikipedia
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