Ishaan Khatter, Ananya Panday starrer Khaali Peeli makers change ‘Beyonce’ to ‘Duniya’, after HUGE backlash

The Khaali Peeli makers initially planned of changing the spelling of ‘Beyonce’ to ‘Beyonse’, but finally decided for ‘Duniya’.


After being called out for its racist lyric, the Beyonce sharma jayegi track from Maqbool Khan’s film, Khaali Peeli, starring Ananya Panday and Ishaan Khatter, is now ‘Duniya sharma jayegi’, this is what we get to hear on Spotify.

The makers initially toyed with the idea of changing the spelling of Beyonce to Beyonse, but finally settled for Duniya. In the song, Khatter’s character compares Panday with Beyoncé, singing ,’Ho tujhe dekh ke goriya, Beyoncé sharma jaayegi’.

The makers seemed to have realised that Beyonce’s name is trademarked, which could have lead to legal issues. The track is given by Nakash Aziz and Neeti Mohan and composed by Vishal-Shekhar. Kumaar and Raj Shekhar are the lyricists. Directed by Maqbool Khan, romantic action drama Khaali Peeli will be premiered on a digital release on 2nd October.