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TMC Invites Comedian Vir Das to Kolkata After B'luru Show Cancelled Over Protests by Right-Wing Groups

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Last Updated: November 11, 2022, 14:12 IST

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Das' monologue I come from two Indias had stirred a row a year ago when he was criticised for allegedly defaming the country (File Image: News18)

Das' monologue I come from two Indias had stirred a row a year ago when he was criticised for allegedly defaming the country (File Image: News18)

The protesting groups alleged that the show, scheduled to be held on Thursday, would hurt Hindu religious sentiments

TMC MP Derek O’Brien has invited stand-up comedian Vir Das to Kolkata, a day after his show in Bengaluru was cancelled at the last minute following protests by Hindu right-wing groups.

The protesting groups alleged that the show, scheduled to be held on Thursday, would hurt Hindu religious sentiments.

“Hello @thevirdas Come to #Kolkata. We would love to have you here this winter. DM me please. Let’s get this going," the TMC’s leader of the House in Rajya Sabha said in a tweet.

Das later uploaded a video on Twitter to deter any assumptions made on his content.

“I made this video after one of my shows, Just in Case. I have no interest in media spectacles or being used for headlines. I’m an artist. I shouldn’t be on the news. Many assumptions are made about my content. I trust my art and my audience to speak for me. #TrustTheAudience," Das tweeted.

Das’ monologue “I come from two Indias" had stirred a row a year ago when he was criticised for allegedly defaming the country.

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first published:November 11, 2022, 14:12 IST
last updated:November 11, 2022, 14:12 IST
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