Vir Das’ ‘fav photo’ from his International Emmy win is in front of a dishwasher, because he was a ‘dishwasher once’ | Bollywood News


After winning the prestigious International Emmy Award 2023, stand-up comedian and actor Vir Das posed in front of the dishwasher in the kitchen of the hotel where the award ceremony was going on.Vir, calling the moment his “fav photo’ (favourite photo), shared it on social media and reminisced his struggling days from when he would wash dishes in a restaurant.

Taking to Instagram, Vir wrote, “Eyes completely closed. It ain’t glam…Still fav photo of the night…”

In the picture, Vir was seen wearing a black tuxedo that he wore for the award ceremony and with the Emmy trophy in his hand. He wrote on the photograph, “So.  We win an Emmy. We’re walking through the kitchen to the press room. We walk by the dishwasher stand. My manager Reg says, “You remember you were once a dishwasher right? This is where you take a photo.” My fav photo of the night.”

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Reportedly Vir Das worked as a dishwasher at the Grand Lux Cafe in Chicago, so that he could intern at Roadworks Productions. A few years ago, Vir had also shared that he worked as a doorman in the same cafe.

Vir also shared a video clip of his acceptance speech on his Instagram handle. “More than anything else I am here for India. I would like to thank you for your laughter. It is a symphony of love, it is an orchestra of freedom, it is a universal lyric that reminds us we are not alone and it is the soundtrack to this idiot’s life. May it play louder until the entire world dances with us. Thank you. Namaste. Jain Hind. Assalamualaikum. Sat Sri Akaal. Love and peace. Thank you,” he said.

Vir Das won the award for his Netflix comedy special titled Vir Das: Landing. This marked Vir’s second International Emmy nomination. Das and Derry Girls were nominated alongside France’s Le Flambeau annd Argentina’s El Encargado.




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