Khaali Peeli director says Beyonce Sharma Jayegi not racist: ‘Goriya has been utilized in Indian songs to deal with a lady’ – bollywood

Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter in a still from Khaali Peeli.

Khaali Peeli director Maqbool Khan has lastly opened up about using the phrase ‘Goriya’ within the music Beyonce Sharma Jayegi, which invited wrath of music lovers and social media customers for its alleged racism. The music has been picturised on lead actors Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday and has been penned by Kumaar.

Maqbool stated, “First, with none hesitation or excuses we need to apologise to anybody offended. We guarantee you that the lyric in query was by no means supposed racially. Actually, the time period ‘goriya’ has been so usually and historically utilized in Indian songs to deal with a lady, that it didn’t happen to any of us to interpret it within the literal method. Additionally the comparability with Beyonce is solely meant to be a street-smart man flattering a lady who’s making an attempt to impress that her dancing/efficiency is price evaluating to even Beyonce who all of us see as the ultimate phrase, the epitome of expertise, magnificence, efficiency, model and angle. We’re all big followers, and there was by no means any query of disrespect.”

Lyricist Kumaar added additional, “Goriya as a phrase has been utilized in many Hindi songs earlier. Our concept was to easily use a synonym to ‘lady’. There isn’t any derogation supposed – we revere magnificence of worldwide superstar Beyoncé and don’t imply to harm any of her followers.”

Beyonce Sharma Jayegi has been composed by musical duo Vishal and Shekhar and sung by Nakash Aziz and Neeti Mohan. The dance quantity has been choreographed by Bosco Caesar and shot inside a span of three days in opposition to the backdrop of a funfair.

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Khaali Peeli is produced by Himanshu Kishan Mehra, Ali Abbas Zafar and Zee Studios. It’s stated to be the primary ever Bollywood movie to have a simultaneous multi-format launch on October 2. It could launch on pay-per-view platform Zee Plex.

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