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This viral song calls out Bollywood’s sexism. Here are the English lyrics

“I am tired after kissing their asses,” an actress sings as she dances to camera, addressing her male director off-screen. “You only make me dance in underwear or small clothes.”

These are two of the many one-liners packed into a new viral song by Indian film actress Kangana Ranaut, made with the comedy group All India Bakchod ahead of the release of her new film “Simran.”

In just two days, the song, which ruthlessly satirizes Bollywood’s sexism, racked up more than 2.5 million views on YouTube. It’s now approaching four million.

In an email, All India Bakchod member Rohan Joshi wrote that sexism in Bollywood was a “systemic problem” and that they hoped comedy would force people to take it seriously. “Once you get someone laughing, you’ve disarmed them a little bit, and gotten them to lower their defenses. And as a result they’re way more likely to at least listen to you,” he wrote.

The song’s music video opens with the male director dismissing Ranaut, who is playing the role of a quantum physicist, as merely a “love interest” for her male co-star, meant to just smile and dance for the audience. The director then pampers and fawns over the male lead.

Cut to Ranaut, who breaks into “The Bollywood Diva Song.” The song’s lyrics chronicle what happens when you “have a vagina”: lower pay, objectification, and, if a woman calls this treatment out, being labeled a “feminazi” or “diva.”

See here for some of the song’s more subtle jokes, or read the song’s full lyrics below.

AIB’s original video:



The Bollywood Diva Song

By Kangana Ranaut with All India Bakchod

Khub maare main aake yahan,
Thumke…Thumke…

(I have shaken my hips a lot after coming here).
Thumke= dance steps which involves shaking hips.

Aaj jaana tum bhi meri baat,
Sunke..Sunke..Sunke..

(Today, you leave after listening to me)

[Verse 1: Archana Kamath]

Khub maare main aake yahan thumke,

(I have shaken my hips a lot after coming here).

Aaj jaana tum bhi meri baat sunke,

(Today, you leave after listening to me)

Thak gayi inki ass chum chum ke,

(I am tired after kissing their asses)

Inse jyada broad minds hain baboons ke,

(Baboons are more broad-minded than them)

Mann ja ve,
O mera role badha de,

(Please get convinced, increase my role)

Mann ja ve,
kaanch ki ceiling gira de,

(Please get convinced, break the glass ceiling)

Sirf chaddi mein nachaiyaan ve…

(You only make me dance in underwear/panties/small clothes)

[Pre-Chorus: Archana Kamath]

Coz I have vagina re,
Naa sunte meri,
Coz I have vagina re,

(‘Cause I have a vagina. Don’t listen to me ‘cause I have a vagina)

[Chorus: Archana Kamath]

Coz I have vagina re,
Mahino se carbs bhi khai na re,

(‘Cause I have a vagina,
Haven’t eaten carbs in months)

Coz I have vagina re,
Clevage front page pe chapaiyaan re,

(‘Cause I have a vagina,
Print my cleavage on the first page of newspapers)

Coz I have vagina re,
Objectify even my kalaaiyaan re,

(‘Cause I have a vagina,
Objectify even my wrists)

[Verse 2: Mandar Deshpand & Archana Kamath]

Feminazi si kyun bhadki,

(Why are you getting angry like a feminazi)

We’ve made you a modern ladki,

(We’ve made you a modern girl)

She’s a scientist in Poland,
Who just talks about her boyfriend…

Gave you cigarettes,

(Gave your character in the movie cigarettes to smoke)

Gave you gaalis,

(Your character abuses as well)

But gave item songs for taalis,

(But you also gave me item songs for claps and whistles)

Put your name before the hero,
Still your paycheck has more zeroes..

[Verse 3: Archana Kamath]

Homain toh hun kitni young young,

(Alas, I am so young)

Iss buddhe ke sang,

(Paired with this oldie)

Buzurg hai mera piya,

(My lover is an ancient/elder)

It’s almost pedophilia,

Karoon jo shaadi,
I’m done done,

(I am done if I get married)

Wo still number one,

(He is still a superstar)

Romancing my bitiya,

(Romancing my daughter on screen)

While I sell tikiya,

(While I sell/endorse soap bars )

Papa ne tujhko launch kiya ve,

(Your dad launched you in movies)

Main boli toh tune taunt kiya ve,
Tu karti victim play…

(When I pointed it out, you taunted me saying I was playing victim)

[Pre-Chorus: Archana Kamath]

Coz I have vagina re,

(‘Cause I have a vagina)

Kamar shot,

(Waist shot)

Coz I have vagina re,

(‘Cause I have a vagina)

[Chorus: Archana Kamath]

Coz I have vagina re,
(‘Cause I have a vagina)

Kuch bolun to diva bulaiyaan re,

(If I say something, call me a diva)

Coz I have vagina re,
(‘Cause I have a vagina)

Opinion pallu mein chupaiyaan re,
(I’ll hide my opinions in the loose end of my saree)

Coz I have vagina re,
(‘Cause I have a vagina)

Naa ke meri haan bulaiyaan re,

[Bridge]

Ma’am! Ma’am! Ma’am!
Apki statements kitni ballsy thi ma’am!

(Your statements are so ballsy ma’am)

Aap bataiye humein aap itni mardaani kaise hain ma’am?

(Please tell us how are you so macho ma’am)

[Verse 4: Archana Kamath]

Brave hona…
Kab mardaani hua re,

(When did being brave become macho)

Aurat hoon,

(I am a woman)

Mere balls kahan hai,

(Where do I have balls/nuts)

Aur kitna kahoon,

(How much more should I say)

Har chorus mein kaha re,

(I have said this in every chorus)

Yes, I have a vagina re…

(Yes, I have a vagina)

[Outro: Archana Kamath]

Yes we have vagina re,
Objectify karo na kalaaiyaan re,

(Objectify our wrists)

Yes we have vagina re,
Kuch bolun to diva bulaiyaan re

(If I say something, call me a diva)

Yes we have vagina re,
Clevage front page pe chapaiyaan re

(Publish my cleavage on the front page)

Yes we have vagina re,
Boundary pe dance karayi na re

(We will dance on the boundary line)

Yes we have vagina re,
Na ko meri haan bataai na re

(Put out my nos’ as yeses)

Yes we have vagina re,
Piya ka pehredaar banaai re

(My husband is my protector)

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