Last night, for the first time the Indian audience was exposed to the concept of celebrity roasts courtesy AIB (All India Bakchod). Ranveer and Arjun's much-awaited roast was released on Youtube yesterday and yes it was abusive and full of filthy humour but was it offensive? BL readers you vote and tell us...
Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor are currently the talk of the town because of their EPIC AIB Knockout Roast which is now available on Youtube. While most of you have an idea what roast actually means, for those who aren't aware, let me tell you that this concept has been around since 1920s. A celebrity is subjected to abuses, below the belt one-liners and what not when he agrees to get roasted. And there is a roaster (comedian) who obliges to do so. It's hugely popular in the West however this concept is new in Bollywood. In fact, its just a day old concept for now.
While many are going gaga over the Singh and Kapoor's roast on social media, I am pretty sure there is a certain section who believes the Indian audience is still not ready for such outrageous shows. But then no one is ever ready for anything till they try their hand on it, hai na?
Who knew the Gunday co-stars would break the internet with their AIB roast? Who thought two B-town hunks would agree to be part of such a show which would rip them off left, right and center that too in front of a live audience? You really need to be gutsy especially if you are a celeb in a country where there is a possibility of the word 'ROAST' getting tabooed because of its foul language and so not flattering insults. So kudos to Ranveer and Arjun for doing this. Also, for finally bringing this 'celebrity roast' concept to India. After all, there is always a first time for everything. And if Bollywood has come a long way then why not humour?
While the AIB Roast was like a breath of fresh air for me, Bollywoodlifers you vote and tell us - is Ranveer and Arjun's AIB Knockout Roast offensive?
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