- Former cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan calls out Salman Khan for degrading South Indian culture in his new song Yentamma.
- Sivaramakrishnan appeals to CBFC to ban the song for showing a dhoti in a disgusting manner in a temple premises.
- While some defend artistic freedom, Sivaramakrishnan believes that cultural values should not be compromised for the sake of entertainment.
Former cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has taken to Twitter to criticize Bollywood superstar Salman Khan for his new song Yentamma in Kisi Ki Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.
According to Sivaramakrishnan, the song degrades South Indian culture by showing a dhoti in a disgusting manner in a temple premises.
In a tweet, the veteran cricketer wrote, “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. In temple premises wearing shoes *… doesn’t deserve rating.” Sivaramakrishnan then appealed to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to consider banning the song.
Sivaramakrishnan’s tweets have received mixed reactions, with some agreeing with him while others citing artistic freedom. However, Sivaramakrishnan believes that compromising cultural values for the sake of artistic expression is not acceptable. “That’s because we are willing to consume and compromise,” he wrote in response to a tweet defending artistic freedom.
In conclusion, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has taken a stand against Salman Khan’s new song Yentamma for degrading South Indian culture.
While some may argue in favor of artistic freedom, Sivaramakrishnan believes that cultural values should not be compromised for the sake of entertainment. It remains to be seen whether the CBFC will take action in response to Sivaramakrishnan’s appeal.