Khaali Peeli’s song ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ criticised for racist lyrics

The song called “Beyonce Sharma Jayegi” featuring Ananya Pandey and Ishaan Khatter from the upcoming movie Khaali Peeli was dropped on YouTube. Those who watched the video are facing second-hand embarrassment over its racist lyrics. In fact, a day after its release, netizens posted tweets and comments apologizing to the American singer for the lyrics of the song that goes like this: “Oh Tujhe Dekha ke goriya… Beyonce Sharma jayegi.”

The track is composed by the famous duo Vishal-Shekhar has been “disliked” over 244K times. The “likes” on the video, however, are just 41K.

For years, Bollywood has been criticized for its portrayal of colourism and set-beauty standards. The song from khaali Peeli proves that Bollywood has learned nothing.