Vishal Langthasa, originally from Assam but based in Mumbai, is the brains behind Chugli TV. A rising Youtube star, he has managed to entertain viewers with jocular and light-hearted puns on issues that hit close to home.
YouTube Next Up is a national level programme for YouTubers, which takes place in many countries across the world including the US, UK and UAE. Vishal was the only one from the Northeast to win YouTube NextUp Delhi 2018. The other winning channels are Tanya Khanijow, Singh Freestylers, Ankit Bhatia, Mr. Magician, The Cheeky DNA, Wonder Munna, Saloni Srivastava, Garden Up with Ekta, Goodness in You and Safal Future in Cricket.
The NextUp winners will get to be a part of a week-long Creator Camp at Delhi next month. They will learn from production experts and receive channel strategy consultations from Team YouTube. NextUp alumni, Mumbiker Nikhil, Sejal Kumar, Cafe Marathi and Jordindian will interact with the winners. They will also get cool prizes such as vouchers worth INR 1,41,500 for production gear and access to exclusive events/workshops in future.
Vishal feels that having a Northeastern face in the winners list is going to inspire a lot of digital creators in the region. He also wants to spread the word about the programme so that talented creators can benefit from it. ‘I think it will be great for budding YouTubers of the region to know about the programme so that interested people can try for it next year.’