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Bollywood songs whose lyrics were changed after it invited controversy

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By: Murtuza Nullwala

Bollywood is known for its songs. Music always plays a pivotal part in a Hindi film and it is also said that if songs of the film are chartbusters then the movie surely has chances to do well at the box office.

However, sometimes these songs create controversy because of the lyrics. In the past, it has happened that the makers of a film had to change the lyrics of their song because it made it to the headlines for the wrong reasons.

So, today let’s look at the list of Bollywood songs whose lyrics were changed after it invited controversy…

Beyonse Sharma Jayegi

The first one on the list we have Beyonce Sharma Jayegi, oops sorry, we mean Beyonse Sharma Jayegi. The song from Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday starrer Khaali Peeli was slammed for being racist as the lyrics of the song was, ‘Tujhe dekhke goriyan, Beyonce se sharma jayegi’. Soon, it was also said that the makers might land up in legal trouble as Beyonce has copyright over her name. So, the makers decided to change the word Beyonce to Beyonse in the song.

Baby Baby Baby Mujhe Log Bole

Well, changing the lyrics is not something that’s happening nowadays but even in the 90s, people used to get offended with some words in a song. So, when makers of Govinda and Karisma Kapoor starrer Khuddar decided to have a song titled Sexy Sexy Sexy Mujhe Log Bole in the film, they had to change it to Baby Baby Baby Mujesh log bole, because maybe in the 90s it was not allowed to call a girl sexy.

Aaja Nachle

When Madhuri Dixit dances we surely don’t concentrate on music or the lyrics. But when the title track of Aaja Nachle was released, a community had an issue with the line ‘Bole mochi bhi khudko sonar hai’. So, the makers decided to change it to ‘Mere darr pe deewano ki bahar hai’.


Chitrangada Singh’s dance moves in the song Kafirana from the film Joker stole our hearts. But the song’s hook phrase faced a lot of backlashes. The hook phrase was ‘I want fakht you’. The word ‘Fakht’ in Marathi means ‘only’ but people thought that it sounds like ‘I want F*uck you’ and that’s why the makers had to change the lyrics to ‘I want just you’.


The song Radha from Karan Johar’s Student Of The Year was a chartbuster when the film released and people still love it. The song has a chorus part where the lyrics were, ‘Radha on the dance floor, Radha likes to party, Radha likes to move that sexy Radha body’. But the word ‘sexy’ was changed to ‘desi’.

Achche Din Ab Aaye Re

We all know that ‘Achche Din’ is a slogan of a political party, so when the makers of Fanney Khan decided to have a song titled Achche Din Kab Aayenge, of course, the lyrics had to be changed. The lyrics were directly changed into Acche Din Ab Aaye Re.

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