Hot on the heels off the release of Bollywood flick Khali Peeli’s latest track “Beyonce Sharma Jayegi,” is drawing criticism for a racist line that’s making a lot of viewers dislike the video on YouTube.
New song “Beyonce Sharma Jayegi” releases
Touted as an “item song,” the music video features fast-rising stars Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday dance to the catchy two-minute track with Nakash Aziz & Neeti Mohan behind the vocals, its music composed by Vishal and Shekhar and its lyrics penned by Kumaar and Raj Shekhar. Within 16 hours of its released, “Beyonce Sharma Jayegi” amassed millions of views on YouTube and across social media. Check it out:
Chrous line sparks controversy over racism
In a year where racism is among the most talked-about topics in the aftermath of the killing of George Floyd, it couldn’t have got any worse for the Khaali Peeli team with the titular line “Tujhe Dekhke Goriya, Beyonce Sharma Jayegi” angering scores of song-viewers in disapproval of the track. The line roughly translates to “Beyonce will shy away after seeing you, fair girl.”
Music composition chaos
One Twitter user pointed out the musical intro of “Beyonce Sharma Jayegi” sounded reminiscent from the 2011 ‘Ra One’ song, “Raftaarein,” both composed by Vishal and Shekhar. The Twitter user followed the comparison with a screenshot of Vishal Dadlani, one half of the musical duo, blocking him on the microblogging website.
While “Beyonce Sharma Jayegi” continues trending online, a lot of Twitter users are apologising to Beyonce for Bollywood’s comparison of her to Ananya Panday. As of now, the video received 29,000 likes and a staggering 114,000 dislikes.
(Featured photograph credit: Zee Music Company)