It has been a while since the videos (which have been taken down now) of the AIB Roast featuring Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh went viral and triggered a whole lot of emotions amongst people across the country. While some celebs came forward and supported these bunch of stand-up comedians, Aamir Khan didn’t have any nice things to say about them. And the superstar’s not-so-positive remarks about the AIB Knockout has managed to rub a lot of people the wrong way!
One of them happens to be the celebrated stand-up comedian, Russell Peters. In conversation with Hindustan Times, he opened up about Aamir’s statements. Here’s what he said:
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. 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. 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.
As we all know, many dissed the AIB guys for cracking inappropriate jokes and using crass words. But Russell met Tanmay Bhatt and Gursimran Khamba and even congratulated them for their work. Well, that’s quite sweet of him.
Now, we can’t help but wonder how Aamir is going to react to this piece of info!