Knox Grad Vir Das to Host India MTV Awards

From: Hindustan Times (New Delhi, India)

[2002 Knox College graduate and] ace comedian Vir Das will co-host the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards India (VMAI). The duo [Das, at left in photo, and Imran Khan, center] that left the audiences in splits with their histrionics in [the 2011 film] Delhi Belly, make for great hosts. The VMAI organisers thought that it would be perfect to have them anchor the first Indian edition of the awards. Apparently, what helped also was the fact that the two have a good record of playing hosts in the past…

Vir confirms the news, “In India, award ceremonies follow strict formats, certain rules and regulations. So [our] idea is to break that pattern.”… Adds Imran, “Vir [and I] had a blast while shooting the movie and so I am sure this time around as well it will be a riot and I hope the audiences enjoy us on stage.”… Read more…