Former cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan criticises Yentamma song from Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan
‘This is highly ridiculous and degrading our South Indian culture,’ he tweeted
Former cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan took to Twitter recently to criticise Yentamma song from Salman Khan’s upcoming film Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. Stating that in the song, a classical outfit like dhoti is being shown in a disgusting manner, the ex-cricketer said that the picturisation is “degrading our South Indian culture.”
The song features Salman Khan, Venkatesh Daggubati, Ram Charan, and Pooja Hegde. In the music video, Salman, Ram, and Venkatesh wear bright yellow shirts and white dhotis. Sung by Vishal Dadlani and Payal Dev, the song is written by Shabbir Ahmed.
A Twitter user shared a video clip from the song in which Salman danced. Reacting to it, Laxman tweeted, "This is highly ridiculous and degrading our South Indian culture. This is not a lungi, this is a dhoti. A classical outfit which is being shown in a disgusting manner."
This is highly ridiculous and degrading our South Indian culture. This is not a LUNGI , THIS IS A DHOTI. A classical outfit which is being shown in a DISGUSTING MANNER https://t.co/c9E0T2gf2d— Laxman Sivaramakrishnan (@LaxmanSivarama1) April 8, 2023
Another person said, "In temple premises wearing shoes b****y... doesn't deserve rating." Laxman responded, "Nowadays, people do anything for money. Won’t they research what is a Lungi and a Dhoti. Even if it’s a set, it’s being projected as a temple. People associated with the movie should realise, no footwear inside the temple premises. Appealing to @CBFC_India to consider to ban this."
A person said, "Sir, our Indian culture is deep-rooted and will not be degraded by a Bollywood song...." Laxman replied, "That doesn’t mean you keep quiet." A tweet read, "Agree with you cent per cent. But this passes under artistic freedom. Also, many would say, it's ok..." He said, "That’s because we are willing to consume and compromise."
Another tweet read, "Laxman sir, why all these Bollywood movies show South culture in a poor way? Something has to be done for this, someone should file a PIL in court." He replied, "If not for South Indians, most of whom are in the position to be head of Finance in most Corporates in Mumbai. They will struggle (sic)."
Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan is directed by Farhad Samji. The film is based on Ajith Kumar’s Tamil blockbuster Veeram. It also stars Jagapathi Babu, Bhumika Chawla, Vijender Singh, Abhimanyu Singh, Raghav Juyal, Siddharth Nigam, Jassie Gill, Shehnaaz Gill, Palak Tiwari and Vinali Bhatnagar. The film is set to release on April 21.