Indian actor and comedian Vir Das’s six-minute monologue ‘I come from two Indias’ video is the new topic of debate on social media platforms.

The viral video has also provoked a BJP leader to file a police complaint against the comedian for mocking the nation in front of a foreign audience.

The BJP spokesperson from Delhi, Aditya Jha, took to Twitter saying “will not tolerate anyone insulting our nation in another country” and will fight for the arrest of Vir Das.

“I will take this fight to a decisive end. I want Vir Das to be arrested so that no one can malign the nation like this,” said the political spokesperson of BJP seeking support from Twitterati.

The actor posted a video of his show which was filmed at Washington’s Kennedy Centre. In the video, Das describes the two contrasting sides of India where he refers to recent controversial issues like safety of women, farmers’ protest and a young population conducting themselves on the basis of over a century old ideas led by an older population, among others.

Later, the comedian shared a statement on his Twitter handle calling the video a satire about the duality of two very separate Indias that do different things. “Like any nation has light and dark, good and evil within it. None of this is a secret,” Das explained.

He also requested people not to get fooled by edited snippets. “I take pride in my country and I carry that pride across the world,” Vir Das said in his statement.

“Focus on the light, remember our greatness and spread the love,” the comedian concluded.

Netizens shared short clippings of Vir Das’ video on Twitter and debated over his monologue. While some where outraged by his comments, others lauded his observations.

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