Vir Das thanks Delhi High Court for dismissing plea against Netflix series Hasmukh

A post shared by Vir Das (@virdas) on May 5, 2020 at 9:27pm PDT

“I have spent a decade of my life trying to make this country laugh. But since these actions go a little beyond feedback, I hope I’ve earned the right to respectfully respond.”

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A statement of thanks to the High Court. Offence is taken, not given. I humbly thank the High Court for their support,” the statement further read. His statement read, “Yesterday in the Delhi High Court, in the middle of the pandemic, there was a hearing. Close to 10 legal notices, a suit for ‘defaming the reputation of lawyers’, political pages organising to down-vote it on IMDb. A hearing about my show where a fictitious comedian does jokes about a fictitious lawyer. I certainly haven’t always succeeded, but I have heard enough laughter and seen enough happy people to know, that comedy of all genre, does more good than harm. Vir released the statement after the High Court on Tuesday declined to grant interim stay on the streaming of Vir Das’s Hasmukh on Netflix, dismissing a plea that had claimed the web series maligned the reputation of advocates. As artists we were taught to accept feedback humbly, and I do so, knowing that my work always has, and will polarise people. Written by Komal RJ Panchal
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Updated: May 6, 2020 1:27:42 pm

Vir Das plays the lead role in Hasmukh. Actor and stand-up comedian Vir Das released a statement on Wednesday thanking the Delhi High Court. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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Vir Das also quoted a part of the High Court’s order, which read, “The very essence of democracy is that a creative artist is given the liberty to project the picture of the society in a manner he perceives.”
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