'Ash still doesn't know how to act'


By Hindustan Times

NEW DELHI, Sept. 22 -- Russell Peters will stop at nothing. The 41-year-old half Indian, half Canadian funnyman can't get over quelling anything and everything with his quick wit, even if it means putting Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to shame for the nth time.

Remind him about his previous remarks on the actor, and he says, "She hasn't become a better actor. She is still good looking, isn't that good enough?" When the topic shifts to her pregnancy, he jokes, "Oh good job Abhishek, you finally knocked her up!" Last seen in Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer Source Code, Peters plays a "loveable jerk" in Akshay Kumar's Indo-Canadian venture Speedy Singhs, which hits theatres on Friday.

But, he'll never act in a Bollywood flick. "Never, ever. I don't like the movies. I can't do something I don't believe in," says the comedian, who says he won't give up on the stand-up act "for anything".

He reveals he hasn't even seen a Bollywood movie. "I've never watched one. I tried watching Singh Is Kinng because Akshay is in it. But the minute the first song started, I changed the channel. I was like, 'O my God, I don't want to hear that'." Does Akki know? "O ya I've told him. I don't hide my feelings. I'm not the kind of man who's going to talk behind your back. I'm going to tell that right in your face." Peters will return to India next year for his stand-up tour. "I miss coming out here. It's home," he says.