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Thread: Acting duty for Russell Peters
09-10-2011, 08:45 PM #1
Acting duty for Russell PetersRussell Peters, the famous stand-up comedian, is coming to India for the promotion of his Indo-Canadian Bollywood debut film Speedy Singhs this month.
Reportedly, Peters is slated to visit the country a week before the film's release on September 23 to assist in the promotional activities.
When contacted, yhe official spokesperson of Speedy Singhs confirmed, "This film is Akshay Kumar's first Hollywood co-production. Akshay was very aware of Russell's huge fan-following in India. He will be hosting everyone in India. We have shared the idea with Russell to visit India to promote the film and we are working out the details now.
Producer Ajay Virmani with Comedian turned actor Russell Peters
In the film, Russell essays the character Sonu, who is the to-be brother-in-law of the main protagonist Vinay Virmani. The film, which also marks the debut of actor Vinay Virmani, stars Camille Belle and Anupam Kher.
It features a cameo appearance of Akshay, Drake and Ludacris. Speedy Singhs is slated to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Apparently, Speedy Singhs, which is directed by Robert Lieberman, has been titled Breakaway for international audiences.
Russell, who last visited Mumbai in October 2008, will also do a stand-up show with other Indian comedians during his trip to the city.