After the racist remark in the song ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ ignited a row among netizens over its racial remark and comparison to Beyonce, Director Maqbool Khan of the film Khaali Peeli finally addressed the controversy.
Yesterday he opened up about the criticism that the song Beyonce sharma jayegi has garnered an he first came forward and exclaimed about the actual reference of the word ‘Goriya’ in the song.
Which is traditionally used in Hindi songs to address a girl and is “not supposed to be interpreted literally” . He went onto apologizing to people who got offended by that. He added to that saying his main deficit was to use a synonym for the word ‘girl’ and there was no other intention.
Even lyricist Kumaar shared his views on the ongoing debate regarding this and agreed to Maqbool’s statements and said that they tried to revere the beauty of global celebrity Beyoncé and did not mean to hurt any of her fans.
But we still have another question…
Statements of reciprocation –
Maqbool also stated that the word in question was never intended racially. In fact, the word ‘goriya’ has been used in many Indian songs and it didn’t occur to any of us to interpret it in the literal manner.
Coming to the comparison part he said that, “the differentiation with Beyoncé is simply meant to be a street clever boy trying to convey a girl who is trying to impress that her dancing/performance is worth comparing to that of Beyoncé’s who most of us see as the final word, the epitome of talent, beauty, performance, style and attitude.”
Composed by musical duo Vishal along with Shekhar, penned by Kumaar and Raj Shekhar, choreographed by Bosco and led by Nakash Aziz and Neeti Mohan, all of them added to these statements saying they did not mean to offend anybody.
BUT, THIS DOES NOT END HERE
Apparently, Singer Beyonce has trademarked her name, which essentially means it cannot be used anywhere without her permission. *oops*
With this in light, the makers of the song are thinking about changing the song or tweak around things in view of all these complications and controversies.
Till then a friendly reminder to Bollywood music industries to always keep in mind that,