Tanuj Virwani in a still from the upcoming web series, Inside Edge
Sonil Dedhia (MID-DAY; June 16, 2017)

He may have had an unsuccessful stint at the box office, but Tanuj Virwani is set to showcase his acting chops again in Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's maiden web series, Inside Edge. Tanuj plays the role of a bratty cricketer, the star-player of his team. The show is reportedly based on the Indian Premier League.

The actor's character, according to insiders, is loosely based on all-rounder Yuvraj Singh.

The show also stars Richa Chadha as the owner of the team that Tanuj Virwani belongs to. Even as actress-entrepreneur Priety Zinta has denied claims of Chadha's character being based on her, rumour mills suggest otherwise.

A source reveals, "For the first three seasons, Yuvraj was a part of Preity's [Zinta] IPL team [Kings XI Punjab] . Similarly, in the show, Tanuj is part of Mumbai Mavericks, a T-20 cricket franchise owned by Richa." Tanuj, who is seen making out with a cheerleader on the show, imitated Yuvi's mannerisms for his part, says a source. "Tanuj picked up various nuances of Yuvraj. His character's name is Vayu, similar to Yuvraj's pet name, Yuvi."

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