New Delhi | Posted: December 22, 2014 4:45 pm | Updated: December 22, 2014 4:50 pm
It’s often said that Bollywood actors and actresses can’t take a joke on themselves, especially when it comes to their career choices. But Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor along with filmmaker Karan Johar seem to have blurred these lines.
In the recently shot episode of the comedy collective ‘All India Bakchod Knockout Championship’ (AIB), the ‘Gunday’ actors and KJo shed off their stardom and ‘roasted’ each other in front of hundreds of people.
The concept of ‘roasting’ is very common in the West with the likes of legends Joan Rivers, Russel Brand, Ricky Gervais, Charlie Sheen among others being humiliated and insulted by their peers in front of the common public. AIB – Knockout too did the same but for a good reason – the event raised over Rs 40 lakh for various charity organisations.
And when the concept was thought of being welcomed in India, AIB chose probably the most sporting actors of the lot, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. Since Karan Johar also almost roasts celebs and stars in his talk show ‘Koffee With Karan’, he was also invited to be a part of the venture. Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha were a part of the audience.
We hear that most of the jokes revolved around Ranveer’s womanizing ways, Deepika Padukone, Sonakshi Sinha and Arjun’s educational qualifications. Later, Ranveer and Arjun took their turn in insulting the comedians. And most of what happened on stage was impromptu and unrehearsed.
Since the shoot, the stars who attended who were at the event have been posting their reactions on Twitter.