Ananya Pandey and Ishan Khatter Featuring Soundtrack ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ Lyrics Undergo Changes
'Beyonce Sharma Jayegi' is been now tweaked after being called out for having racial undertones.
The makers of Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter-featuring Khaali Peeli have twitched their latest soundtrack “Beyonce Sharma Jayegi” after it was slammed with heavy criticism for having racist undertones.
The track, which was released last week, came under the radar of racism for its lyrics “Tujhe Dekh Ke Goriya Beyonce Sharma Jayegi” with netizens calling it out for the glorification of fair complexion and a bizarre comparison to the African-American pop star.
The makers first adjusted the Vishal-Shekhar composed track by changing the spelling of Beyonce, replacing ‘c’ with a ‘s’ and have now completely modified the line to “Tera Dekh Ke Nakhra Duniya Sharma Jayegi.”
Debutante director Maqbool Khan said the decision to modify the track, penned by Kumaar and Raj Shekhar, was taken as the team wants to “entertain” and not offend anyone.
“Since our lyrical arrangement did not go well with few people, we thought why not keeping the essence same, change the song a little bit,” Khan said in a statement.
The beat and musical arrangement of the song remains the same.
Khaali Peeli is backed by filmmaker Ali Abbas Zafar and is set to hit the pay-per-view service Zee Plex on October 2.