With potential legal backlash, ‘Khaali Peeli’ song makers avoid Beyoncé court le jayegi by amending the racist song lyrics twice, here's what they did

Racist Beyoncé Lyrics Changed in ‘Khaali Peeli’ Song

The controversial Bollywood song from the upcoming movie ‘Khaali Peeli’ starring Ananya Pandey and Ishaan Khatter titled ‘Beyonce Sharma Jayegi’ has now received over 1 million dislikes on YouTube. The song caused a considerable amount of backlash from audiences for racially insensitive lyrics. The song had embarrassed Bollywood fans who reportedly began apologizing, on behalf of the song makers and Indians alike, to pop singing sensation Beyoncé. Khaali Peeli director lyricist had also, in turn, apologized to the public its shocker lyrics and defended their position.

Racist Beyoncé Lyrics Changed in 'Khaali Peeli' Song
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The controversial song lyrics read, “Bhadkili nakhrili Chamkili Lachkili. Tu jo kamar ye hilayegi, Oh tujhe dekh ke goriya, Beyonce sharma jayegi.” The translation means,

‘Gaudy woman with a lot of tantrums when you move your waist, after looking at you fair woman, Beyonce will feel shy’.

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The song makers were forced to change the spelling of ‘Beyonce’ replacing the ‘c’ with an ‘s’, reports Hindustan Times. The new video title and thumbnail now read ‘Beyonse Sharma Jayegi’, after being heaped with criticism received on social media. Have a look below,

Khaali Peeli makers tweak 'Beyonce Sharma Jayegi' title after facing flak over 'racist' song

However, soon after the initial change,  a report in MidDay reveals that the song title has again been changed to ‘Duniya Sharma Jayegi’:-


The MidDay reports that Beyoncé has trademarked her name and was used without express permission from her representatives.

“Beyoncé has not only trademarked her name but also won a long legal battle to copyright daughter Blue Ivy’s name. In a pre-emptive move, the makers are now planning to rewrite the song to avoid legal repercussions,” the source said on September 10.

The report adds, “With the dance number being called out for racism, it will be an unwise move to take on an international star like Beyoncé, especially at a time when the Black Lives Matter movement has set the stage for equality.”

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Naufal Khan was the Publisher at ADISHAKTI MEDIA and the editor-in-chief of the South African Indian news service Indian Spice. Khan was former Sunday Times journalist and also an occult fiction and non-fiction writer with several published titles.