Arunabh Kumar aka The Qtiyapa Guy is the Founder and CEO(Chief Experiment Officer) of the most popular web channel – The Viral Fever. Launched in 2010, TVF reached 10 million viewership by June 2013 and over 1 million+ subscribers on YouTube channel. In February 2015, it became the first YouTube online network to attract one million subscribers on the basis of original content within the shortest time.
Arunabh recently connected to everyone out there in a very frank Q&A and answered all sorts of questions including embarrassing ones. Check out the best ones compiled by Geekopedia
Starting with a few Personal Questions!
Question (Q): Have you thought about hair weaving or any other treatment?
Arunabh (A): Haha… If you know of any GOOD Hair WEAVING Clininc.. let me know..
Q: Are u married??
A: No, Guys, I am not Married… abhi toh bachcha hoon yaar main.. Ragging Lene ki umar hai meri
Q: Yogi bhaiyya, how do you maintain your shape?
A: Bhai.. I am completely out of shape…Want to get back soon.. Aim is to be like “JASON STatham” .. 😛
Arunabh on competition
Q: How do you differentiate yourself from your competitors?
Arunabh: I feel that competition is redundant in the scheme of things of trying to pursue excellence….Khud ke pass bahut kaam hai.. toh doosron ko dekhne ka time hi nahi
Q: How true is the rivalry with AIB?
A: not true at all..AIB are THE BEST comedians in the Country and nobody makes better youtube content than them…
Q: ek hi question hai! Itna humble kaahe ban rahe ho? Even you know your content is better than AIB!
A: I think.. My content is better than some of the HBO shows.. why r u comparing it with AIB .. :LOL
Yogi Bhaiya answers about Pitchers
Q: Is it true you guys had about Rs. 50L budget for every episode of Pitchers?
A: Not really… but the budget has sure been more than any TV show that generally is there in Indian TV Industry…and yes.. PITCHERS is our costliest show yet..
Q: Any plans for Pitchers 2
A: PItchers season 2- next year.. 2nd half
Q: Well somebody HAS to ask this. Did Pitchers derive ANY inspiration from Silicon Valley (the TV show of course)? And are people asking you this question lately?
A: The only show that I consciously wanted to COPY in Pitchers was actually ” ENTOURAGE”
Q: How does it feel to graduate from chai Sutta chronicles to pitchers??
A: it feels like COnvocation…
The Qtiyapa Guy’s take on the Future of TVF
Q: When are you coming to TV or rather what’s next apart from youtube , if there is anything at all
A: More than TV , I think. TVF will come to a theater near you..
Q: After the success of Pitchers, have you guys received any feelers from Bollywood? Anyone approached you guys to make movies or tried to poach Biswapati Sarkar to write a script?
A: TVF will sooon be announcing its FEATURE FILM… and we will do it with the studio, which best helps us make the biggest n most sccesful Film in India Ever..
Q: are you really going to launch “Game of Thrones” Indian Version ??? 😀
A: try karenge… 5 saal baad
Q: Now that things seem to be working out well for you guys, what are your plans beyond the web-series’ and the tvfplay platform itself?Also, if any, what would be the ideal way you would want TVF to be seen in the upcoming 4-5 years?
A: Thanks…I sure want TVF to be one of the coolest studios in the world.. making movies at the scale of Fast n Furious n shows like House of Cards.. next plan is to make BIGGER SHOWS and START with a a MOVIE
And a few more questions for Arunabh’s
Q: Did you ever feel that engineering was the wrong major for you?
A: NOpes..Education and Engineering was the BEST thing that hpppened to me.. I feel engineering is pretty much the only higher education where at least exams happen at the right time..I wouldn’t have been half of what I am without my Engineering Degree. I don’t encourage dropping out, unless you are a Genius.. I am assuming, geniuses, wont fool themselves..
Q: How people’s attitude have changed since the last time you did an AMA here? Koi issa tha jo pahle ghaas na daalta ho aur abhi aage-piche ghumta ho?
A: I think.. ppl have been mostsly nice to us.. but few actually think .. that TVF team is inaccesible but the reality is that TVF team is VERY SHY and thats why we are less social.. but this habit of ours is at times seen as Arrogant, which is the biggest irony.. LOL
Q: Do you remember anything about Electrical Engineering? 😛
A: i have a paper published in Visual Image Processing..My algorithm for Face Recognition system was quoted in papers.. and I intend to make few electronic Rigs for Fillmmaking in India..
Q: Hi Arunabh, You want TVF to be India’s answer to Disney. Why Disney?
A: Cause Disney is a company that I admire and Walt disney is a person that I idolise..
And he signs off Qtiyapa Style!
THANKS a lot guys… for actually embarrassing me with ur questions.. but I STRONGLY feel that I have Hair..
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