Does changing 'Beyonce' to 'Beyonse' in Ishaan, Ananya's Khaali Peeli song make a difference now? COMMENT

Updated on Sep 14, 2020 02:53 PM IST  |  907.9K
Does changing 'Beyonce' to 'Beyonse' in Ishaan, Ananya's Khaali Peeli song make a difference now? COMMENT

Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday's upcoming film Khaali Peeli landed in troubled waters last week when the makers released a  new song titled 'Beyonce Sharma Jayegi'. While you're wondering why an iconic singer's name has been used in the title, we'll let you do the thinking. But netizens were furious over how the makers had passed off a song with racial connotation without realising the grave issue. If you've been in the dark, let us tell you that the song faced massive backlash for using lyrics like 'Goriya, tujhe dekh ke Beyonce Sharma Jayegi." 

After the furore over it, director Maqbool Khan issued an apology and even clarified the use of the word 'Goriya'. He said, "First, without any hesitation or excuses we want to apologise to anyone offended. We assure you that the lyric in question was never intended racially. In fact, the term "goriya" has been so often and traditionally used in Indian songs to address a girl, that it didn't occur to any of us to interpret it in a literal manner."

However, in order to avoid legal trouble now since Beyonce's name is patented, the makers have now changed the title of the song from 'Beyonce Sharma Jayegi' to 'Beyonse Sharma Jayegi'. While one cannot help but take note of the fact that makers have tried their best to salvage the fiasco, the meaning of its lyrics are still racist in nature.   

ALSO READ: Khaali Peeli director clarifies use of ‘Goriya’ in Beyonce Sharma Jayegi song: It was never intended racially

Calling it a little too late to make amends, netizens have slammed makers for not realising the impact of such lyrics especially when the Black Lives Matter movement has changed things around the world. 

So, does changing the spelling of 'Beyonce' to 'Beyonse' in Ishaan and Ananya's Khaali Peeli song matter? Comment and vote below. 


Anonymous : Just take down the video.
REPLY 0 1 year ago
Anonymous : Bollywood is dead since 14th june nobody Watches this shitty movies anymore! and pinkvilla why are you again Promoting star Kids all the movies will be super flops from now on that is the promise of the jaanta there are several film industries around the world no need for btown movies
REPLY 1 1 year ago
Anonymous : This is reflective of the shallow attitude in the whole of Bullywood. The lines are still so offensive and derogatory. What is the use of changing the spelling? Anyways, who is going to watch this trash?
REPLY 7 1 year ago
Anonymous : LOL! Dumb!
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : lol nop cos ananya cant act
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : It won’t make an iota of difference.
REPLY 6 1 year ago
Anonymous : lol they can be happy thinking they're lighter skin color than Beyonce but Beyonce is richer, smarter and more influential than them.
REPLY 9 1 year ago
Anonymous : Just change all the words . No way on earth can this be considered. This is horrible . There can be no comparison between Anannya panday and the great Beyoncé. The lyrics still promotes racism and differentiation based on different colour of skin in a place like India
REPLY 11 1 year ago
Anonymous : STFU and do us a favour and dont release such garbage films and songs....plz make good content and songs or dont do anything
REPLY 21 1 year ago
REPLY 4 1 year ago
Anonymous : They should have Just changed goriyaa to choriyaa .. simple as that. Dumb folks
REPLY 22 1 year ago