Opposition leaders, activists, and artists took to social media to support comedian and actor Vir Das after BJP leaders rushed to police stations to file cases against the artist who has been targeted over his monologue “I come from two Indias.”
The whole row was related to the recently uploaded video “I come from two Indias”. It was a monologue touching the topics like the response to coronavirus pandemic, air pollution, farmer’s protests, cricket, and crimes against women.
A police complaint has been lodged against Das by Delhi BJP member Aditya Jha for allegedly using derogatory statements against women and India in a performance.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also commended Das for “speaking for millions.”
“A stand-up comedian who knows the real meaning of the term “stand up” is not physical but moral. @thevirdas spoke for millions in this 6-minute take on the Two Indias he hails from & stands up for,” reads Tharoor’s tweet.