Russell Peters, who has got great reviews in Akshay Kumar's Speedy Singhs rubbed Bollywood the wrong way when he made a dig at Aishwarya Rai, one of Bollywood's most sought after personalities. At a recent promotional event, Peters reportedly said “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."
If sources are to be believed, Peters comment has embarrassed the Virmanis to the extent that they had to leave India hastily. Ajay Virmani apparently holds the Bachchan family and bahu Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in high esteem. In fact, he has in the past also played host to Aishwarya at his home in Toronto.
Ajay Virmani apologised on behalf of Peters while speaking to Mumbai Mirror and said, “I have no control over what Russell says. What he says is not reflective of our opinion or what the film is all about. Aishwarya is a fantastic actress and a legend. I apologise for his comments."