On Sunday, actor and comedian Vir Das took to twitter to speak about his old neighbour (73) who yelled at him, sneezed on him and threatened to slap him because it seems that the actor was not wearing his mask while standing at his own doorstep.
Vir Das took to twitter and shared the details of the whole incident. His first tweet read, "Lockdown neighbour. I was giving my friend Kavi who lives three houses down from me, some dinner. We were waiting for it to get cooked 15 feet away from each other. Me on my doorstep, him out. This happened."
Lockdown Neighbour. I was giving my friend Kavi who lives three houses down from me some dinner. We were waiting for it to get cooked 15 feet away from each-other. Me on my doorstep, him out. This happened. 🤦🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/YKgErSxqBC— Vir Das (@thevirdas) May 24, 2020
Giving the details, Vir Das on his second tweet wrote, "This is one crazy evening. I live on the ground floor. We've got a little sit out. At 10 pm a neighbour came by because we had cooked dinner for them too. We do that with them and also some of the others within the complex. We gave him a chair fifteen feet away, fully socially distanced. My neighbour had a can of coke from his house, a mask on, which he had pulled down to have a smoke. I was on the outdoor sit-out area of my house, neighbour was in the complex, fully socially distanced. Five minutes later, this happens. (sic)"
"This man is not my landlord, he lives on the first floor of the annexe building. He is upset because my landlord inherited the house I live in and he didn't. This man does not own my doorstep, my sit-out or my house. I am not sure if an old man threatening to assault me, or sneezing on me, or asking his dead parents to haunt me qualifies as harassment. But this is a little ridiculous. And before this turns into him going to the media, as he has done before, and I've sat through it quietly, I'm not normally one for drama, I'm sorry this crossed the line. How's your lockdown going? (sic)" he added.
To be clear. Uncle has previously gone to tabloids to get articles written about me and my family. I let it go quietly multiple times before. I have posted this here because at least then the truth is out there before seedy articles. Tonight crossed the line. Hope you understand.— Vir Das (@thevirdas) May 24, 2020
The comedian also wrote that the man had earlier gone to the media to get an article written about Vir Das, "To be clear. Uncle has previously gone to tabloids to get articles written about me and my family. I let it go quietly multiple times before. I have posted this here because at least then the truth is out there before seedy articles. Tonight crossed the line. Hope you understand. (sic)"
"We weren't having dinner. Just FYI. We made a parcel for Kavi to take home. Was waiting for it and having a smoke fifteen feet away from each other on a chair we pre set for him. I'm not sure why I'm continuing to explain why a dude sneezed at me...but anyway. Done,” Vir Das wrote.
The actor shared the clip of the entire incident. In the clip. The old man can be seen yelling at Das and asking hie to wear a mask while he is inside his house. All this while, the actor respectfully asks the neighbour to maintain social distancing.
At one point the man even says that he will slap Das and inform the cops. The man also acts like sneezing on the actor. In the entire video, Vir Das can be heard saying that he will not be bullied by the man. After a while, you can also see the man charging towards the actor in an attempt to hit him.
The film industry also came out in support of the actor and expressed their views on the incident.
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