Vir Das row rages on, Madhya Pradesh minister bars comedian from performing in state

Vir Das on Monday uploaded a six-minute video on YouTube titled 'I come from two Indias', which was a part of his recent performance at the John F Kennedy Centre in Washington DC

Press Trust of India November 18, 2021 14:43:44 IST
Vir Das row rages on, Madhya Pradesh minister bars comedian from performing in state

Vir Das at the Kennedy Centre where he performed for the 'I come from two Indias' show. Image Courtesy: Vir Das/Instagram

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Thursday said comedian Vir Das, who is facing police complaints over his monologue I come from two Indias, would not be allowed to perform in the state.

Das, who is in the US right now, on Monday uploaded a six-minute video on YouTube titled "I come from two Indias", which was a part of his recent performance at the John F Kennedy Centre in Washington DC.

The Mumbai-based stand-up comic, who has also dabbled in cinema, had touched on various topics in the clip, including the farm protests, the battle against COVID-19, the duality in response to women, particularly rape, and the crackdown on comedians.

"We won't allow such jesters to perform. If he tenders an apology, we are going to think over it," Mishra, who is also the MP government's spokesman, told.

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