Vir Das, the funnyman from India, has made history by clinching the International Emmy for Comedy at the 2023 International Emmy Awards. Vir’s show, “Vir Das: Landing,” secured the coveted award alongside Derry Girls season 3. The comedian proudly shared pictures of his shiny Emmy on Instagram, marking a groundbreaking moment for Indian comedy.
Dedication to India
Expressing his joy, Vir Das dedicated the award to his nation, writing, “For India. For Indian comedy. Every breath, every word. Thank you to the @iemmys for this incredible honor.” This gesture stirred a wave of congratulations from fellow celebrities.
Bollywood stars showered Vir Das with praise for his achievement. Ayushmann Khurrana called it a “well-deserved” win, while Richa Chadha expressed pride, saying, “Amazing proud moment congratulations Vir.” Soni Razdan, Malaika Arora, and Zoya Akhtar also joined in, sharing their excitement with congratulatory messages and emojis.
In response to his win, Vir Das expressed immense gratitude, especially to his team and Netflix, without whom this achievement wouldn’t have been possible. He acknowledged the extraordinary journey and emphasized that the award is not just a recognition of his work but a celebration of diverse stories and voices from India. He concluded by dedicating the win to India, Indian comedy, and the global community of artists.
Other Notable Mentions
While Vir Das took the spotlight, other Indian talents like Shefali Shah and Jim Sarbh were nominated but didn’t secure wins in their categories. However, Ektaa Kapoor received the International Emmy Directorate Award for her significant contributions to the world of arts and entertainment.
In essence, Vir Das’s Emmy win is not just a personal triumph but a moment of celebration for the entire Indian comedy scene, reflecting the unity and diversity of stories from the country.