Canadian standup comedian Russell Peters who is of Indian origin, also has something to say about the AIB Roast.
And has come out loud and clear in favor of the AIB team. He has asked people like Aamir Khan to “Shut Up”, who have condemned the video.
“Seriously, who is he, the so-called artist, to say that he found it violent and that AIB and rest involved should have been responsible? He did not even see it! Someone please ask him to shut up and take care of his own business,” says the 44 year old.
Russell further slammed Aamir for remarking without knowing. “He is an actor; not even a real artist. He goes in front of the camera and reads out lines that someone else has written. Then, he is giving his opinion about something that is honest!”
He further added, “I don’t know if they even understand what it is. It is a roast, where you put someone stage and say the most honest things, in the most brutal, nastiest manner. And in return, they do the same to you. And it’s not the type of comedy where you go behind someone’s back and stab them. It’s honest, it’s in your face,” he says, adding that Indians are mostly confused about what they get angry about. “You know, it’s funny, the things we get angry about. We don’t get pissed when a politician comes up on stage and lies on our faces, but we get angry when someone speaks the truth.”
Russell Peters met AIB comedians Tanmay Bhatt and Gursimran Khamba and congratulated them on their effort.
He said, “I met Tanmay and Khamba and patted them on their back and said they should feel proud!”