About a week ago, ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ has been the most swinging topic all over the social media platforms since it was released on YouTube. Just because of the track, which was from the upcoming release of a Bollywood movie named KhaaliPeeli,it has come under immense criticism for its racist lyrics.
But now, the makers have tweaked the song description and title of a heavily criticized song; it has now changed to ‘Beyonse Sharma Jayegi’ from ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’. And also, it doesn’t have anything to do with the outrage around it.
On Sunday, the song featured by the stars Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Pandey was released on YouTube and when the people start watching that song, they faced second-hand embarrassment for the racist lyrics.
Soon after it was dropped on YouTube, the enraged netizens started to post some tweets and also some comments where they are apologising to the American Singer for the same song. The song goes like “Oh Tujhe Dekh Ke Goriye…Beyonce Sharma Jayegi”, when translated it will be ‘After looking at you fair woman, Beyonce will feel shy.’
“C” with “S”, the replacement done for the title of the song “Beyonse Sharma Jayegi” has further faced ridicule on several social media platform. Since the time when it was dropped on YouTube, the track got 1 million downvotes.
Maqbool Khan, the director of KhaaliPeeli responded to this criticism and said on Thursday that without any hesitation or excuses they want to apologise to anyone offended, and further they assured that the lyrics in question was never intended racially. He further added that in fact the term ‘goriya’ was so often and traditionally used in many of the Indian songs to address a girl that it didn’t occur to any of them to interrupt it in a literal manner.
Maqbool also said that the comparison with Beyonce was simply meant to be a street- smart guy flattering a girl who was trying to impress that her dancing and performance was worth comparing to Beyonce, who we all see as the final word, the epitome of talent, beauty, performance, style and attitude. They all are huge fans and there was never any question of disrespect.
Just a couple of months incidentally, the global Black Lives Matter movement the song comes, which was an online campaign in which our stars participated and shared their anger with #BLM tweets to show the solidarity with the George Floyd Protestors further pointing out the “hypocrisy’ of Bollywood in the United States.