Amidst this Covid, Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter are raking up a storm among Indians with their new film ‘Khaali Peeli’ posters and song ‘Beyonce Sharma Jaayegi’.
The pop culture loving generation doesn’t hold back their love for movies and shows, added to that also speak up if any of those are toxic or propagate racism, colorism, sexism or be it any other societal ills. The audience have definitely become vigilant enough to express their views, be it bad/good.
Coming to this song, ‘Beyonce Sharma Jaayegi’ from the new movie, Khaali peeli. It had to bear a very brunt exasperation from a large number of people disliking it for their ‘racist lyrics’.
About the song-
It was released on YouTube this Sunday. This song has been shot against the interesting backdrop of a circus or may be fun-fair.
It was wholly composed by the extremely talented duo Vishal-Shekhar and singers like Nakash Aziz and Neeti Mohan have also participated in this as well.
It leaves a colourist remark on the popular American singer Beyoncé. (da kween!)
The line of lyrics which provoked the audience-
“Bhadkili nakhrili Chamkili Lachkili. Tu jo kamar ye hilayegi, Oh tujhe dekh ke goriya, Beyonce sharma jayegi”
This partially could be translated as- A Gaudy (pretty bright) woman with many number of tantrums, when she moves her waist, after looking at fair women, Beyoncé will feel shy. This very sentence especially garnered a lot of flak for it.
Beyoncé right now –
Movie toh abhi pata nahi kitni dur jayegi lekin this song is already slamming all over the net.
- Queen Bey’s fans are entirely bashing the creators of the song for its racist implications. Par sach toh hai, it is kaafi absurd, isn’t it?
- Many fans also took initiative of taking this to the micro-blogging site in order to apologize on behalf of the whole nation to Beyonce.
Netizens have thrown out their statements on the outraged word which was certainly used ‘goriya’, and this kinda partially stems from the history of Bollywood which sarcastically tends to say- ‘fair is beautiful’.
This his how fans express their grief on twitter-
The nation owes Beyonce an apology.
— out of context aditi mittal (@awryaditi) September 7, 2020
We are very very sorry for this, i am deeply ashamed by this behaviour of bollywood, its highly unacceptable and vile.
love and respect,
— PranavXmaniac // Rameen stan acc (@pranx403) September 7, 2020
this is straight up racist. bollywood when will you move past your goriya obsession and pls leave beyonce out of your damn mouths pic.twitter.com/Cp8kZGY6xq
— mon⁷ 🍃 mi pan zoe zoe zoe✨ (@peekaiu) September 7, 2020
who gave them the right to even say beyoncé from their mouth ,,,, lord if this reaches beyhive …
— sara (@sluzzysavitri) September 7, 2020
— Anushka~ (@2005Anushka) September 7, 2020
Finally, however attractive the whole song/movie is, it balls down to what audience review it gets. Hence, this song was down voted on all the sites and approximately 2 lakh 77 thousand people have disliked it.