12.33 AM Sunday, 24 September 2023
  • City Fajr Shuruq Duhr Asr Magrib Isha
  • Dubai 04:51 06:04 12:14 15:38 18:18 19:32
24 September 2023 $dmi_content.escapeHtml4($rs.get('weather.code.w${report.significantWeather.code}')) Max: 41 °

Russell Peters asks Aamir Khan to 'shut up'; Pooja Bhatt slams actor

Indian actor Aamir Khan's 'PK' releases in UAE cinemas on December 19. (AFP)

By Staff

AIB Knockout, hosted by Karan Johar in December, comically insulted several Bollywood actors in front of a large audience strewn with celebrities in a format common in Western countries but rarely seen in India.

The show included Johar and Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

Staging this comedy 'roast' show has sparked a furor over freedom of expression.

While many film personalities stood by Johar, Kapoor and Singh, actor Aamir Khan branded the show as violent and said he didn't like it at all.

However, he was careful to clarify that there ought to be no witch-hunt against those involved in the Roast if no law had been broken.

Aamir Khan's controversial statement on AIB roast has not gone down quite well with his colleagues and other artist.

Though some chose not to speak out their objection to Aamir's moralising about good and bad humour, stand-up comedian Russell Peters has lashed out at the actor.

The 44-year-old asked Aamir to "shut up" and "mind his own business", reports Hindustan Times.

"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.

"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!" Peters added.

The Canandian stand-up comic also met AIB comedians Tanmay Bhatt and Gursimran Khamba and congratulated them on their effort.

In the same publication firebrand actress Pooja Bhatt expressed her displeasure with 'PK' actor.

Pooja Bhatt who starred with Aamir in 1990s hit 'Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi' called him hypocritical and dangerous.

The actress said that she is appalled at Aamir's sudden self-righteous mode while forgetting his own body of work.

Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap responded indirectly by posting on his Facebook page a video from some years ago in which Aamir defends his film Delhi Belly. "I have already informed my audiences that it is an adult film. Please do not go with your kids and those who have a problem with this kind of language shouldn't come either. I try my best to inform the audiences before-hand. If the audience is adult, they can decide themselves," Aamir says in the video. 2011 film Delhi Belly, produced by Aamir and starring his nephew Imran Khan, ran into controversy over the lyrics of the song DK Bose, considered vulgar by a section of viewers.

Also see: Movie Listings in UAE