British funnyman Russell Brand, who performed in India for the first time at the 2015 edition of the Comedy Central Chuckle Festival, said he could ‘fall in love with’ actress Deepika Padukone during his stay here.
Best known for his satire, whimsy and observational jokes, the actor, 40, began his performance on June 26 by taking a potshot at his short- lived marriage to pop star Katy Perry. The couple had a lavish wedding in Rajasthan in 2010 only to divorce 14 months later.
“I have never performed in India, unless you call my marriage as a performance. In fact, there are a lot of Bollywood films that last longer than my marriage,” Russell Brand joked as he began his performance with a namaste.
Bollywood featured in many of his jokes and at one point, he expressed a desire to be like Salman and Shah Rukh Khan.
While reading out a list of Bollywood celebrities he would like to be like, the Arthur actor said he would try to ‘seduce’ Deepika.
“The person I could potentially fall in love with and marry while I am in India, Deepika Padukone. She is popular. If by the end of the night I am not arrested or censored, we are going to look and see if I can perhaps seduce Deepika Padukone.
If anyone has her phone number, let me know, we can ring her in the course of the evening,” he said.
Talking about the traffic, the comedian, who has been to the country thrice, joked that people in India are more civilised when they are inside an auditorium than on the road.
“You people honk so much, as if devastation is coming. You are better when in an auditorium than on the road,” he said.
Rusell Brand will next be performing in Bengaluru on June 27 and in Mumbai on June 28.
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