‘Ho tujhe dekh ke goriya, Beyonce sharma jayegi‘. The makers of Khaali Peeli have been constantly trolled and called racists due to words like ‘Goriya’ and ‘Beyonce’ in the lyrics. Now both the words have been changed in the song.
The song, which released on September 7, 2020, is now changed to ‘Duniya Sharma Jayegi‘.
The line was considered by many a jibe at ‘dark-skinned’ people and netizens even apologized to African American pop superstar Beyonce, for this comment. The song did not go down especially during movements like ‘Black Lives Matter’.
Director Maqbool Khan opened up about the controversy and had said in an interview, “The comparison with Beyonce is simply meant to be a street-smart guy flattering a girl who is trying to impress that her dancing and performance is worth comparing to 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.”
Presenting Duniya Sharma Jayegi video song from Khaali Peeli featuring Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday.
Singers – Nakash Aziz & Neeti Mohan
Music – Vishal and Shekhar
Lyrics – Kumaar & Raj Shekhar
Directed by Maqbool Khan
Produced by Himanshu Kishan Mehra, Ali Abbas Zafar, Zee Studios
Choreography by Bosco Caesar
Releasing on 2nd October, watch exclusively on Zee Plex.
Music on Zee Music Company