FIR against comedian Vir Das for ‘Defaming India’s Image’ in the US, Actor issues clarification

A complaint has been filed against actor-comedian Vir Das for using derogatory language against india during an event in US. 

FIR against comedian Vir Das for 'Defaming India's Image' in the US, Actor issues clarification
FIR against comedian Vir Das for ‘Defaming India’s Image’ in the US, Actor issues clarification

After receiving backlashes for his recent video ‘Two Indias,’ an FIR against popular Indian stand-up comedian Vir Das has been filed in Delhi’s Tilak Marg police station. One Aditya Jha has filed a complaint, alleging that the comedian-actor made indecent remarks against the country at an event organised in America.

For the unversed, Vir Das recently stirred up a hornet’s nest when he delivered a monologue about the contradiction within the country under the segment ‘I Come From Two Indias.’ 

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In the six-minute video, Das talks about the duality of the country and mentions some of the most topical issues India is facing, from its battle against COVID-19, incidents of rapes, crackdown against comedians to the farmers’ protests. The video is from his performance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Also Read-Katrina Kaif And Vicky Kaushal Wedding: Kat Kick-Starts Her Dress Trials For D-Day

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On Tuesday, reacting to the ongoing controversy, Vir Das released an official statement on his Twitter asking people not to fall for edited excerpts from the video and also shared his intent behind making the video. He wrote, “There has been a sizeable reaction to a video I posted on YouTube. The video is a satire about the duality of two very separate India’s that do different things. Like any nation has light and dark, good and evil within it. None of this is a secret.”

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“The video appeals for us to never forget that we are great. To never stop focusing on what makes us great. It ends in a gigantic patriotic round of applause for a country we all love, believe in, and are proud of. That there is more to our country than the headlines, a deep beauty. THAT’S the point of the video and the reason for the applause,” he added.

IMAGE CREDIT-VIR DAS/INSTAGRAM

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