Hours ahead of his show in Bengaluru on Thursday, stand-up comedian Vir Das announced that it has been cancelled due to “unavoidable circumstances”.
The development came three days after Hindutva organisation Hindu Janajagruti Samiti filed a complaint with the Bengaluru Police seeking cancellation of the show. The Hindutva body alleged that the show would hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus and show “India in bad light to the world”.
The Hindutva body had filed a complaint against Das at the Vyalikaval police station, stating “it is not right to allow such a controversial person to hold such a program in a communally sensitive area like Bangalore”.
The comedian, who was set to hold the show at 5.30 pm at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall in Malleshwaram, on Thursday apologised on Instagram for the inconvenience. “New details and dates soon,” he said.
The organiser of the event, YOSN Innovation, also cited “unavoidable circumstances” for the cancellation of the show.