Kangana Ranaut calls Vir Das' monologue 'Two Indias' an act of soft terrorism, calls comedian a 'criminal'
Kangana Ranaut calls Vir Das' a criminal
Comedian Vir Das has come under fire for his recently released video called ‘Two Indias’ where he talks about the extreme opposite faces of the country he hails from. The piece was a part of his performance at the Kennedy Centre in the U.S.A where he recently did a show.
The video has Vir talking about the many current issues facing the country and its approach towards tackling these issues such as Covid-19, women’s safety, farmer’s protests and much more. A specific line where he says, "I come from an India where we worship women during the day and gang-rape them during the night,” seems to have specifically offended the netizens who have strongly reacted to his video.
Actress Kangana Ranaut also shared a note after Vir was called out for insulting his country. The actress has called the comedian’s video an act of ‘soft terrorism’ while calling Vir a criminal. Taking to Instagram she wrote in her story, “When you generalise all Indian men as gang rapists it gives rise and encouragement to racism and bullying against Indians all over the world....after Bengal Famine Churchill famously said ," These Indians breed like rabbits they are bound to die like this ..." he blamed Indians sex drive / fertility for the death millions because of hunger .... Such creative work targeting an entire race is soft terrorism... strict actions must be taken against such criminals @virdas”
Vir has, however, defended his monologue and said that by highlighting the duality his only aim was to highlight the greatness of the country. Sharing a note after facing backlash he said, “The video appeals for us to never forget that we are great. To never stop focusing on what makes us great. It ends in a gigantic patriotic round of applause for a country we all love, believe in, and are proud of. That there is more to our country than the headlines, a deep beauty. THAT'S the point of the video and the reason for the applause,” he added, “Please do not be fooled by edited snippets.”