Musical numbers have been an integral part of our Bollywood films. Recently, Pathaan’s song Besharam Rang featuring Deepika Padukone was at the center of a controversy. When the song was first released it was heavily criticized by many.
However, this is certainly not the first time that Bollywood songs have been the subject of controversies.
In 2018, when Padmaavat’s Ghoomar was released it faced backlash from a particular community in Rajasthan as they said that the costume worn by the actress in the song failed to portray the regal image of the Rajput Queen, Padmavati.
Also, Radha featuring Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Varun Dhawan from the 2012 film Student of The Year was also accused to have allegedly hurt the sentiments of a particular community and was considered problematic by a certain section of people who had problems with calling ‘Radha ‘ as ‘sexy’ in the song.
Munni Badnaam Hui from Dabangg, Aaja Nachle’s title song and Bhaag DK Bose from Delhi Belly were some of the songs that stirred controversies.