What’s the Besharam Rang controversy from the movie Pathaan about?
While the song has quite a catchy tune, with Shilpa Rao’s enchanting voice perfectly complementing Vishal and Shekhar’s music, and both Deepika and Shah Rukh look absolutely glamorous, the song is being trolled for its choreography and Deepika’s clothes, specifically a saffron-coloured bikini. Apparently, the choice of using a saffron-coloured bikini is hurting the religious sentiments of some people. The title of the song, which can roughly be translated to ‘shameless colour’, has also become a sore point for these people as they are equating it to the saffron colour that Deepika wears in the video.
Due to the controversy, there have been calls to get the song banned from the movie Pathaan
. An advocate has even filed a written complaint with the Information & Broadcasting Ministry for the same.
There have also been some highly shocking calls for violence against theatres that screen the movie, although thankfully these have been in the minority so far. On the flip side, there have been numerous people who have come out in support of the movie Pathaan
, Deepika Padukone, and the song by calling the controversy frivolous and unnecessary.
Members of the industry have also weighed in on the controversy. Veteran actress Ratna Pathak Shah has slammed the controversy by stating that people don’t have their priorities straight. She was quoted as saying, “People don’t have enough to eat, and we are fussing over who is wearing what clothes?”
She further added, “I would say we are living in very silly times, if these are the things that are on top of your mind.”
Besharam Rang, the new song from the movie Pathaan, has landed Deepika Padukone in the middle of a controversy. Here's what you need to know.