Bollywood songs, even with their overwhelming in-your-face sexism, are an indispensable part of the Indian pop culture. If you have a catchy tune, chances are you can get away with anything as far as lyrics go. As the world attempts to move towards gender equality, Bollywood refuses to follow suit with its continuous supply of misogyny.
So Twitterati recently took upon themselves to rectify Bollywood’s mistakes giving rise to the trend #FeministBollySongs. From ‘Saat samundar paar’ to ‘Haseena maan jaegi’ to ‘Balam pichkari’, Twitter attempted to make a lot of problematic songs a little less of that.
Saat samundar paar main apni PhD karne aa gayi #FeministBollySongs
— Snigdha Jain (@snigj) December 24, 2015
Munni badnaam hui darling because society always blames the girl #FeministBollySongs
— Sara MuzAwan ☪ (@SaraMuzzammil) December 24, 2015
Balam pichkari jo tune mujhe maari, toh seedhi saadhi chhori ne harassment ki FIR likha di. & she was taken seriously. #FeministBollySongs
— Arushi Kapoor (@arushikap) December 24, 2015
— Preeti Vangani (@Pscripturient) December 24, 2015
Zara sa jhum loon main Areh na re na re na No one asked you bro #FeministBollySongs
— Saahil. (@shywalker_) December 24, 2015
#FeministBollySongs Jumma Chumma De De, With Consent, with consent.
— Raheel Khursheed (@Raheelk) December 24, 2015
Khali peeli khali peeli rokne ka nai, Beti short skirt pehne toh tokne ka nai. #FeministBollySongs
— Imaan Sheikh (@SheikhImaan) December 24, 2015
Chittiyan kalaiyaan ve, oh baby meri kalaiyaan kisi bhi colour ki ho, doesn’t matter ve! #FeministBollySongs
— Sanjivani Mandloi (@Sanjivani_7) December 24, 2015