Published By: Dishya Sharma

Last Updated: December 22, 2023, 18:21 IST

Vir Das: Landing won the award for Best Comedy Series At Emmys. (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Vir Das recently released a video of Amitabh Bachchan asking a question regarding his Emmy win.

Vir Das made India proud as he brought home an International Emmy Award for the best comedy series. Now, the stand-up comedian and actor has been featured on the popular quiz show, Kaun Banega Crorepati. Vir Das recently released a video of actor Amitabh Bachchan on his game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 15 asking a question regarding his Emmy win. He looked quite emotional as the megastar proudly explained the achievement.

The video featured a short clip from KBC where Amitabh Bachchan was seen asking this question to the contestant. The question was, “In 2023, which Indian was a joint winner of the International Emmy Award for Best Comedy Series?” The options were – A. Kapil Sharma, B. Mallika Dua, C. Vir Das and D. Zakir Khan. Unfortunately, the contestant chose option B though the right answer was C. Later, displaying Vir Das’ picture, Amitabh Bachchan explained to the contestant that it was in the news recently and that the comedian won it for his Netflix special Vir Das: Landing.

The footage posted by Vir Das showed him seated in his car and visibly getting emotional. He shared the video with smiling faces and folded hands emoji. Vir Das: Landing, was up against Le Flambeau from France, El Encargado from Argentina, and Derry Girls Season 3 from the United Kingdom at the International Emmy Awards this year. This was his fourth Netflix comedy special.

Recently, Vir Das added another feather to his cap as he became the first Indian comedian to entertain a live crowd of approximately 5000 people at the Apollo Theatre. This historic performance is a highlight of Vir Das’ Mind Fool tour.

Meanwhile, Vir Das is all set to don the director’s hat and venture into the horror genre next year. Speaking about why he chose to start with this genre, Vir said, “The timing of a horror film is exactly the same as the timing in a comedy. A laugh and a scare are exactly the same things. That’s why comedy directors make good horror directors.”

Further, the comedian mentioned that he has a slew of interesting projects lined up. He is involved in the making of an American sitcom in which she herself would star. It is being made under the banner of Fox and is titled Country Eastern. Additionally, he will be starring in an American rom-com. In Bollywood, he has been part of some critically acclaimed movies like Hasmukh, Delhi Belly, Go Goa Gone, and more.

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