Vir Das, a stand-up comedian, has been invited to perform in Kolkata by Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O’Brien, a day after his Bengaluru performance was abruptly canceled due to right-wing protests.
The demonstration organizations said that the show would offend “Hindu religious feelings, ” slated to air on Thursday.”
“I’m @thevirdas. Visit Kolkata. This winter, we would adore having you stay with us. Please DM me. Let’s start this now, “The Rajya Sabha House Leader of the TMC stated in a tweet.
Mr. Das later posted a video to Twitter to dispel any preconceptions about his content.
“After one of my presentations, Just in Case, I created this video. I’m not interested in making headlines or participating in media spectacles. I’m creative. The news shouldn’t be featuring me. There are a lot of presumptions about my content. I believe that my audience and my art will speak for me. #TrustTheAudience, “Tweeted by Mr. Das
A controversy erupted over Vir Das’ monologue “I come from two Indias” a year ago when it was claimed that he had defamed the nation.