The trend of boycotting Bollywood movies and actors is on fire. In a continuation with #BoycottBollywood which was amplified after actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death in June 2020. Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer Pathaan’s latest song ‘Besharam Rang’ was taking the internet by storm, all for the wrong reasons. From religious identities and ideologies to the colour of the clothes worn by the actors, the song has whipped up a storm, thanks to the right-wing brigade.
What is the controversy about?
On December 12, SRK-Deepika’s upcoming film Pathaan released its first song called ‘Besharam Rang’. Composed by Vishal and Shekhar and sung by Shilpa Rao, Padukone and SRK are seen dancing to the song set on a coast. However, what caught the eye of most Hindutva supporters, mainly the Madhya Pradesh home minister Narottam Mishra who took objection to Padukone’s costume – a saffron-coloured bikini.
According to Narottam, the clothes are “highly objectionable” and it is clearly visible that this song was filmed out of a “contaminated mentality”.Soon after the release, many Hindutva supporters started a hate campaign against the movie and its lead actors called #BanPathaan #BoycottPathaan.