Russell's comment about Aishwarya irks women activist
Stand-up comedian Russell Peters’ comment about actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan did not go well with women activists. Russel who is in Mumbai to promote ‘Speedy Singhs’, took a dig at Aishwarya Rai Bachchan saying, "She hasn't become a better actor. She is still good looking, isn't that good enough? Good job Abhishek, you finally knocked her up!"
Russell’c comment did not go well with women activists and they strongly reacted, Says Shalini Thackeray, president of the MNS cine-workers union, "He (Russell) has no right to talk badly about our actors. His comment on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is indeed in bad taste and will not be forgotten."
Some groups even asked the producer of ‘Speedy Singhs’ Akshay Kumar to get Peters to apologize for his comments. Adds Sundari Thakur from the NGO Nari Samman Sanghathan, "He should mind his language and stay within his limits.
Aishwarya is a woman first and an actress later. I think Russell has no respect for women and shouldn't be entertained."