Funnyman Russell Peters is currently on the receiving end of a Bollywood backlash following his recent remarks about Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan. Russell’s “joke” has backfired in a big way and now Bollywood producers Ajay Virmani and Akshay Kumar have spoken up in Aishwarya’s defence.
Peters is reported to have said that “Aishwarya is the biggest example of bad acting. She has proved it time and time again that in Bollywood, people can become superstars just by having a pretty face.” This has not gone down well with the Bollywood community.
Ajay Virmani has since defended Rai-Bachchan saying that he believes her to be a “fantastic actress” and even went as far as calling her a legend. Virmani then apologised on behalf of the comedian, who will be wishing he could turn back time. Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan has yet to respond to the comments.