The digs that Kangana Ranaut took at Hindi film industry in The Bollywood Diva Song are not to be missed

AIB's version of a bollywood dance number, "The Bollywood Diva Song" featuring Kangana Ranaut is one of the best things that you will see on the internet today and is sure to leave you rolling on the floor laughing. Here are some nasty jabs that Kangana took at Bollywood in this video.

Written by Shivangi Jalan | New Delhi | Updated: September 14, 2017 6:45 am
kangana ranaut, aib, kangana rnanaut, the bollywood diva song Kangana Ranaut is rocking in the AIB’s version of a bollywood dance number, “The Bollywood Diva Song.” (Photo: All India Bakchod)

The recently released AIB video titled “The Bollywood Diva Song” featuring Kangana Ranaut is definitely one of the boldest projects a Bollywood actor has been involved in. Except for the AIB Roast, I think. And it sure isn’t everybody’s cup of tea to do a parody song, whose chorus says, “Coz I Have Vagina Re.”

And not only this, every line of this song is directed at many things that Kangana finds wrong with the industry. We all know that Kangana has been hitting headlines for quite some time now, thanks to her interviews with Rajat Sharma, Rajeev Masand and Barkha Dutt. And by far, this is that one video that is going to leave you rolling on the floor laughing because it not only has some of the wittiest allusions to Bollywood’s hard-kept secrets but also puts it in such a moc-funny tone, that it goes beyond hilarious.

Here are some nasty jabs that Kangana took at Bollywood in this video:

1. “Love Interest”

The video begins with Kangana trying to introduce herself to the director of the song. And funnily enough, he fails to recognise the actor when she tells him her name “Priya” or by her role in the film, “female lead.” Because for him, the so-called-herione has only one purpose, playing the hero’s “love interest.” Time and again, Kangana has said that she won’t do roles that don’t do justice to herself as a woman, and that is probably the reason why this ‘diva’ has never been involved in a project with the Khans.

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2. “Titillating” Item Songs

“Mere Seene Pe Mal De Iodex Hoton Se!” As creepy as these lyrics may sound, give them a second thought and they will be all too familiar! From Kareena Kapoor Khan’s “Teri Photo Ko Seene Se Yaar, Chipka Lu Saiyyan, Fevicol Se” to Malaika Arora Khan’s “Zandu Balm,” looks like this line is there to take a potshot at all the popular item Bollywood songs, which have no other purpose than objectifying the female body. Also, the lines that come later in the video, “Sirf Chaddi Me Nachaiya Ve” is another dig at the unnecessary skin show that female actors are subjected to in the industry.

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3. Throwing logic to the winds

As Kangana rightly points out, her character Priya is a physicist and she wouldn’t ask nonsense things like rubbing iodex on her chest. But the director’s answer really says it all, “Baby, dance number hai!” AIB and Kangana seem to be mocking the propensity of filmmakers to leave all logic behind and trying their best to include a dance number in the film, because that is what “makes a film a hit.”

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4. Karan Johar

Kangana takes not one, but innumerable jibes at her ‘movie-mafia’ Karan Johar in this video. From the sets of Kareena Kapoor’s Bole Chudiyan to Jaya Bachchan sensing Shah Rukh Khan’s presence through some super-natural telepathy, Kangana parodies all of it.

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5. Hrithik Roshan

Did you notice that Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Ghum is the only Bollywood film in which Karan directed Hrithik? Yes, this was definitely a clever one by the AIB team. Also, Kangana’s lines “Papa Ne Tujhko Launch Kiya,” says a lot. Hrithik’s first film was Rakesh Roshan’s Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. How could Kangana feature in a video and not talk about nepotism, something that has irked her all this while.
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6. Discrimination towards female actors

In a recent interview with Rajat Sharma, Kangana shared how when she gave suggestions about her character during a film to a director in her vanity van, the director went out and pretended to have given the instructions to the Queen actor originally. She also revealed how he justified his actions saying that since she is a woman, people don’t like listening things from her.

Here, the exact same thing happens! When Kangana tells the director what is illogical, he asks her to do her work but when the hero asks him the same thing, he calls him “smart.”

7. “O Mera Role Badha De”

Bollywood has long been churning out male-centric films, it is only now that we see films like Queen, Kahaani and English Vinglish being made. Kangana has been fighting the quest for women not getting meaty roles in Bollywood and this line seems to be questioning just that.

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8. “Cleavage Front Page Pe Chapaiya Re”

Remember the infamous article from Times Of India about Deepika Padukone’s cleavage which they even published on their front page? To which, Deepika replied, “Supposedly India’s ‘LEADING’ newspaper and this is ‘NEWS’!!??” Yes, this looks like a reference to that!

9. Feminazi and Modern Ladki

To all these ‘unjustifiable demands’ of Kangana, the male actor calls her a feminazi, which is what Kangana has been hearing for her women-centric comments since a long time. For him, giving her “cigarettes” and “gaalis” make her more of a modern ladki, rather than giving her character some depth.

10. Credits and Paychecks

Even though female actors such as Deepika Padukone get credits before male actors, their paychecks are clear proof of the extreme wage gap that is still exists in Bollywood.

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kangana ranaut, aib, kangana rnanaut, the bollywood diva song (All Photo Chredits: AIB)

11. Buzurg Hai Mera Piya

While heroes like Shah Rukh, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan still go on to give blockbusters in Bollywood, female actors hardly get recognition once they marry or have a baby. Kangana, here, seems to be taking a pot-shot at this infamous practice of Bollywood where a 50-year-old Akshay Kumar can romance a 28-year-old Bhumi, but hardly does the opposite happens. Veteran heroines are left doing ads for soaps and detergents only.

12. Victim Play

Kangana was accused by Karan Johar of playing the victim card every time. And how he is tired of her doing this. Taking a joke at herself, Kangana is slowly becoming the sass queen herself with this line.

13. Mardani and ballsy

In the end, a media person asks Kangana, “How is she so mardaani?” And again, Kangana tries to clear out that being brave is not being ballsy or ‘mardaani’, she is a woman and proud to be so.

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  1. Maya Husn
    Sep 14, 2017 at 7:38 am
    Names of rajnikant, Amitabh and other heros are missing who played male lead at age 60 plus while female lead were 30 something...why only Khan's???
    1. ashish bagade
      Sep 14, 2017 at 2:15 pm
      ...Because India is Anti-Muslim..Okay...LOL
    2. K
      Sep 14, 2017 at 1:21 am
      She used these men especially pancholi to get parts and now is talking drivel because one guy rejected her . What kind of feminism is this ? Why is she mum on Ajay Devgan ? Why is she talked about sperm panties and ? Honestly she has lost the plot and the people here who are supporting her know that we would never ever let our sisters or daughters behave like this public !! She chose that profession by choice ,nobody forced her like the millions of real women who suffer untold miseries . In fact she even complained about women's organisation in Mumbai !! Then she boasts she will leave this industry as she has 3 national awards, built a house in Manali etc etc. Please women who support this arrogant explain to me how this is feminism ? Seriously ?
      1. Maya Husn
        Sep 14, 2017 at 7:39 am
        In agreement...
        1. L
          Sep 14, 2017 at 7:58 am
          Not being satisfied with the status quo and being vocal about it should be praised. the status quo seems to be weighing against the womenfolk so speaking about it and asking for equity seems like a reasonable demand. " we would never ever let our sisters or daughters behave like this public !!" The society based on male dominant ideas deciding what females can do and can't do is something feminists talk about and criticize. You're the part of the same patriarchy.
          1. K
            Sep 14, 2017 at 8:26 am
            W T F "you will never LET your sisters or daughters to behave like this in public " would you then rather pat your sons or brothers for bullying or raping in public? AA Gaye aukaad pe? Bhaya apani garmi aurat pe na dikha. Itni garmi howe se na to tu border pe ladhke des ke liye apne tatte thande kariyo.
          2. R
            Sep 13, 2017 at 10:25 pm
            Simply brilliant, love it. I've become a big big fan of kangana. Love you. This is refreshing after 15 years of torture by ram rahim and srk in their own ways. Only reason I might go to a srk movie again is if kangana acts. She won't and am glad I stopped watching bulls t 15 years ago.
            1. Z
              Sep 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm
              Outstanding video! Kangana rocks AIB team who own the content are stars. This video is not about one person but addresses the deep ism in the industry. Dont try to give simplistic explanations about the senior male actors today. This practice has happened even before these male actors in the present were acting. So old and blatant is this misogyny in films.
              1. S
                Sep 13, 2017 at 9:07 pm
                Cannot generalize. If actresses can pull audiences to theateres as the Khans do surely they will get equal pay. Kangana is not the only person who has depth in her characters. Alia, Deepika, Madhuri,Sridevi,Vidya many do. Citing male/female body parts is not necessary. Yes it can make one trend but the same outcome can be achieved in a more dignified manner - one which other actresses are following. Nepotism - OMG, Bollywood is not a charity. Find the funding and launch yourself. Every parent in any industry does it for their kids. Why take enemity with the entire industry? How can all be wrong? Parineeti's character in Hansee toh Phasee did delve into her career Yes things have to change but Kangana wants to be more trendy and cool and badmouth people vs striving for equality in a decent manner.
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