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Vir Das says ‘be stupid’ to students at his alma mater

SNS | New Delhi |

Actor and stand-up comedian Vir Das, who is considered as one of the most funniest Indian men across the globe, gave a speech at his alma mater.

The Go Goa Gone actor’s speech was a commencement address to the class of 2018 and an acceptance speech as Knox college honoured him with a Honorary Doctorate.

Vir Das told the students that it is very important to “be stupid” in every aspect of their lives, to have the courage to something that the society thinks is a ridiculous idea.

Doing what he does best, Vir eased the atmosphere by cracking a few jokes and said, “I’m in my thirties and fully aware that I’ve got a lot to achieve before I can give a speech loaded with wisdom. So I tried to tell them something they wouldn’t normally hear. College kids today are extraordinarily smart, and are already driven towards smart choices. The way I see it, if you add one stupid thing to that universe of intelligence, life becomes a little more fun. It was an honour to speak to them and get my doctorate.”

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