Vir Das to deliver a Netflix hatrick with comedy special “For India”; release on Republic Day
After “Abroad Understanding” and “Losing It”, actor-comedian Vir Das is set to collaborate with Netflix for his next comedy special “Vir Das: For India”. The special will release on Netflix on January 26.
Actor-comedian Vir Das will be returning to Netflix with his upcoming comedy special “Vir Das: For India”, dated to release on January 26. This is his third collaboration with Netflix after 2017’s “Abroad Understanding” and 2018’s “Losing It”. With this new release, Das has become one of six global talents to have three stand-up specials on Netflix.
Vir took to his social media handles to announce the news, sharing that this new comedy special is “entirely about India”.
"ANNOUNCEMENT! On January 26, Republic Day... #VirDasForIndia COMES OUT ON @netflixisajoke @netflix_in . A comedy special entirely about India. Celebrating our culture, our values, our madness...all of it....and sending it out to the world. I would like to humbly apologise for the things I am about to say... Comedy and patriotism go well together....right?" he wrote in a post on Twitter.
ANNOUNCEMENT! January 26, Republic Day...#VirDasForIndia comes out on @NetflixIndia @NetflixIsAJoke— Vir Das (@thevirdas) January 15, 2020
A comedy special entirely about India. Celebrating our culture, our values, our madness...all of it. I would like to humbly apologise for the things I am about to say ???????????? pic.twitter.com/r4mEUbE2wr
Speaking about “For India”, Vir stated: “There’s so much about India that needs to be said. When we talk of representing the country on a global scale, we need to represent it holistically. Our strength is our diversity, and this special celebrates the uniqueness of the country’s fabric.
“We are all so different from each other, and yet we are bound together by a value system and traditions. This set had to be more innocent. It had to come from a place of lived-in knowledge. I have tried to maintain that purity of heart in the writing, and hope it resonates with people.
“I had a great time writing it because it was a phase of learning so much about India, which I didn’t know before,” he added.
With “Abroad Understanding” in 2017, Vir Das became the first Indian to have a Netflix comedy show.