Global star Priyanka Chopra noted down an appreciation note for comedian Vir Das who was nominated for his comedy special at the International Emmy Awards 2021.
Vir Das represented India at the International Emmy Awards 2021 held at the Casa Cipriani in New York City on Monday night.
Appreciating him for bringing laurels home, Priyanka re-shared his post on her IG story and wrote, “Congratulations @virdas u make us so proud!”
Vir’s standup ‘Vir Das: For India’ got nominated in the Best Comedy category alongside the likes of ‘Call My Agent Season 4’, ‘Motherland Christmas Special’ and ‘Promesas De Campana’. ‘Call My Agent Season 4’, set among agents at a Paris talent rep firm, took the prize for comedy.
Vir Das was delighted to receive a medal for nomination and enjoyed his delicious salad He wrote, “I was nominated for best comedy at the International Emmy Awards, for jokes. Call My Agent, a gigantic beautiful show I love won. But I got this medal and ate this fantastic salad with a very interesting crispy cheese topping. It was an honour to represent my country. Thanks so much to the @iemmys For India. It’s always for India. #VirDasForIndia.”
Apart from Vir Das, Nawazuddin Siddiqui was also nominated for the best performance by an actor category for his Netflix movie ‘Serious Men’ but lost out to Scottish actor David Tennant.
Living up to the hype, Sushmita Sen’s ‘Aarya’, a Disney+ Hotstar series helmed by Ram Madhvani, was also nominated in the Best Drama Series category. However, the Emmy was bagged by Israel’s ‘Tehran’.