The Trinamool Congress on Friday invited stand-up comedian Vir Das to perform in Kolkata a day after his show in Bengaluru was cancelled.
Das’ show was in the Karnataka capital was cancelled three days after Hindutva organisation Hindu Janajagruti Samiti filed a complaint with the Bengaluru Police. The Hindutva body had alleged that the show would hurt the religious sentiments of Hindus and show “India in bad light to the world”.
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 to those going to attend the show for the inconvenience. The organiser of the event, YOSN Innovation, cited “unavoidable circumstances” for the cancellation of the show.
Soon after the event was cancelled, Das shared a video on Twitter to clear the air regarding the content of his shows.
On Friday, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien responded to a news report about Das’ video on Twitter and invited him to perform in Kolkata. “We would love to have you here [Kolkata] this winter,” O’Brien tweeted. “DM [direct message] me please. Let’s get this going.”
— Derek O’Brien | ডেরেক ও’ব্রায়েন (@derekobrienmp) November 11, 2022
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