Kapil Sibal endorses comedian Vir Das' 'India's dual characteristic'text_fields
New Delhi: After comedian Vir Das spoke about two very separate Indias on a viral video, former union minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal supported his views.
Sibal wrote that there can be no doubt that there are two Indias but we don't want an Indian to tell the world about it. "We are intolerant and hypocritical," he added.
The video clip that went viral and received mixed reactions was uploaded by Vir Das on his YouTube channel. He was performing a show at John F Kennedy Centre in Washington DC. He spoke of the duality in the nature of Indians and covered topics like women's safety, farmers' agitation, cricket, air pollution, and the pandemic.
He said that he comes from a country where "we worship women during the day and gang-rape them during the night." He also spoke of the passion related to cricket. He said that he comes from an India where we bleed blue every time we play green. But every time we lose to green, we turn orange.
The seven-minute video already has over 7 lakh views. A complaint has been filed against Vir Das accusing him of using derogatory language against the country.
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also supported Vir Das for speaking for millions of Indians. He wrote that Vir Das is a stand-up comedian who knows the real meaning of the term "stand up" is not physical but moral.
Vir Das took to Twitter to clarify that the video is a satire about the duality of the two very separate Indias that do different things. He wrote that every nation has light and dark, good and evil. "None of this is a secret."
He added that the video appeals to never forget that we are great and focus on what makes us great. He also asked people to not be fooled by edited snippets. "I take pride in my country. And I carry that pride across the world," said the comedian.