Youtube sensation Lilly Singh, also known as 'Superwoman' to her brigade of fans is breaking the internet yet again. Lilly has come out with a new video, 'If Bollywood Songs Were Rap' and it is nothing less than a masterpiece. This 5 minute video is a compliation of three bollywood songs reimagined in rap, spreading messages of debunking unrealistic beauty standards, mental health issues and bisexuality.
Divided among three songs, first the video explicitly bashes the impositions and obsession with dark complexio and the importance of respect and consent with the song 'Choli ke peeche kya hain' from the movie Khalnayak. Then the song, 'All is Well' from '3 Idiots' follows, wherein she talks about understanding our mental health and unhesitatingly calling out for help when needed. And lastly,during a basketball match, she is awestruck by both the coaches while 'Aankh Marey' plays in he background.
The video also features Nick Bateman, a Canadian actor and model, and Eva Marie, an actress and athlete. Not only that, Neha Kakkar, an Indian singer also makes an appearance in it who has sung the remix version of 'Aankh Marey' for the movie 'Simmba' that has been turned into a rap here.
Watch the video below -
Lilly Singh has always been known to talking about inclusivity of people of colour and the importance of representation, and has recenly also landed her own Late Night show on NBC. Her fans went crazy on Instagram and Twitter, as this fusion of bollywood and rap along with motivational anthems is getting more shares by the minute.
"I love Bollywood and I love rap music, so I decided to collide both worlds and remake some of my favorite filmi songs into rap anthems. Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai is a CLASSIC and so I wanted to pair it with some modern wisdom I’ve gained over the years. Growing up, I was often taught a “right” and “wrong” way to be a woman. I was told exposing your body too much isn’t good, fair skin is the goal, having a tummy isn’t beautiful and subconsciously that other people could/would and should make judgments about you," said Lilly Singh on her Instagram.
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