The new song Beyonce Sharma Jayegi from the Ishan Khatter-Ananya Pandey starrer Khali Peeli had me scratching my head.
Who is Beyonce Sharma? Aur woh kahan jayegi? Took me a while to figure out that the singers are talking about THAT Beyonce, the Black American super performer with a fan following to rival Obama and Madonna’s and she isn’t going anywhere.
And why should she be ashamed? Well apparently Ananya Pandey is the goriya whom Beyonce would get sleepless nights over.
Netizens are calling out the songs for its racist slur. ‘Goriya’ versus the Dark-Skinned, etc. But I feel the song composed by Vishal-Shekhar whom I respect, has too many shallow alcoves to be political incorrect. The lyricist was trying to be hip cool and smart. He ended up sounded hick, uncool and dumb.
Which Indian man compares his girl to Beyonce? This is the most slavish kind of firangi phobia thrust on our young listeners who are supposed to be so enamoured of Anerica’s pop culture that they would embrace the song’s latent misogyny hook line and sinker.
But sorry, it doesn’t work that way. Our songwriters need to grown up . Bringing Beyonce into our music doean’t boost sales. It only draws attention to the deeply embedded cultural inferiority that Indian suffer from.
Catch American actors singing about being jealous of Sona Mahapatra.