Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Pandey’s recently released song ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ from their upcoming film Khaali Peeli is facing a huge backlash ever since it dropped on the internet. Netizens find the song racist due to some of the lines used in the song.
Now the director of the film Maqbool Khan apologized to everyone who is offended by the song. However, he didn’t accept that the song is racist. Talking to a daily Maqbool Khan 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. 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 the literal manner.”
“Also the comparison with Beyonce is simply meant to be a street-smart guy flattering a girl who is trying to impress that her dancing/performance is worth comparing to even Beyonce who we all see as the final word, the epitome of talent, beauty, performance, style and attitude. We are all huge fans, and there was never any question of disrespect,” Maqbool Khan added.
Beyonce Sharma Jayegi is making controversy for its lyrics. Along with the name of Beyoncé’s netizens also point out the usage of the word ‘goriye’.
Meanwhile, earlier today it was reported that the makers may change the lyrics of the song due to multiple reasons. One of the reasons would be the pop sensation has already copyrighted her name for commercial use. And the makers reportedly, have no permission for the same.
Khaali Peeli, produced by Ali Abbas Zafar is all set release ln Zeeplex on October 2.