Deepika Padukone is the queen of thousands of hearts across India and all of them are deeply in love with the leggy lass. BizAsia has learnt that, after British comedian Russell Brand expressed his desire to marry the Indian diva, Bollywood heartthrob and Padukone’s alleged beau Ranveer Singh might be having sleepless nights.
At his maiden performance at the 2015 edition if the Comedy Central Chuckle Festival, the renowned British funnyman confessed that he can fall in love with Padukone during his stay in India.
According to Hindustan Times, Brand, who is widely popular for his satire, whimsy and observational jokes, began his performance with a dig at his short-lived marriage with Hollywood’s pop star Katy Perry. The couple had an extremely lavish marriage ceremony in Rajasthan in 2010. They took divorce 14 months after marrying. “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,” Brand joked as he began his performance with a namaste.
He talked about Bollywood in a number of jokes and he also expressed his desire to be like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.
Commenting over Padukone, Brand not only expressed desire to love or marry the actress but also wanted to seduce her. “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.
Taking a witty dig at the traffic on Indian roads, the actor, who has visited India thrice, said that the people in India are more civilized when they are inside an auditorium than on roads. “You people honk so much, as if devastation is coming. You are better when in an auditorium than on the road,” he said.
Brand’s next performance is scheduled in Mumbai.