Mumbai: A song of the movie ‘Khaali Peeli’, starring Ananya Pandey and Ishaan Khatter, ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ was released on Monday.
It, however, has been receiving a lot of flak ever since it hit social media.
So, what went wrong? Let’s decode.
HuffPost India’s was quick to point out that Indian are apologizing on Khaali Peeli’s behalf for the racism the song depicts with words like ‘goriya, patli kamar’. It wrote, “Apparently Khali Peeli’s makers think using ‘gori’ to compare a thin, fair-skinned actor’s dancing skills to Beyoncé is a perfectly fine thing to do.”
Apparently Khali Peeli’s makers think using ‘gori’ to compare a thin, fair-skinned actor’s dancing skills to Beyoncé is a perfectly fine thing to do. https://t.co/HvDSuFGR7U
— HuffPost India (@HuffPostIndia) September 7, 2020
Racism is a sensitive issue, especially now when America is standing against it with the #BlackLivesMatter campaign. The song hurts the sensitivity with insensitive lyrics. Here is a tweet from a twitter user, @moviesadmirer
They r literally saying that “Beyonce would be ashamed looking at Ananya because Ananya is Goriya (white)” Next time Bollywood says BLM, fuck them. https://t.co/gmMCBSeMXp
— Cinema Therapy (@moviesadmirer) September 7, 2020
Beyonce has made name for herself. The American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress, and filmmaker has numerous accolades to her name. Netizens are furious for comparing Ananya with her, who is a newbie, plus amid the nepotism debate.
Okay.. seriously.. what a stupid song.. Beyonce (QUEEN) & Ananya Pandey (Worst eg of Nepotism) compared ? And that too such a racist song ? Beyonce we are sorry 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/VxaGc3CTXE
— Arwa (@Purfeccto) September 7, 2020
the way bollywood messed up with the wrong girl & the wrong fandom this time. beyoncè, the hive & parkwood better do their thing pic.twitter.com/MMs0JkVlMj
— vísh ✨ (@yasiruvismini_) September 7, 2020
Moreover, netizens are furious because Indian stars, including Vishal Dadlani, the singer of the song, supported #BlackLivesMatter campaign, and are not standing against Bollywood when they do something wrong. Check a tweet by the singer in support of the campaign.
this is the man who sang beyonce sharma jayegi? @VishalDadlani how do you sleep at night with your performative activism knowing fully well that you're a hypocrite who wouldn't give a sh*t before creating sexist and racist music just because it'll sell? pic.twitter.com/134MuOGC3Z
— bat girl riri (@unavailabelle) September 7, 2020