Actor and comedian Vir Das was forced to defend himself against online accusations of insulting India. He was criticized after performing the “two Indias” monologue in the United States. He is known for his sharp take on the rise of Hindu nationalist forces in India, making him one of the country’s top satirists.
He told a packed Washington, DC, theater during his current world tour, “I come from an India where we worship women during the day and gang rape them at night.”
In a video spanning nearly seven minutes, Vir Das discussed everything from air pollution to Modi’s coronavirus relief efforts to cricket.