Ayushmann Is Stuck Between Bhumi and Yami in Bala’s ‘Don’t Be Shy’

‘Bala’ releases on 7 November.

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Ayushmann Khurrana in the song from <i>Bala</i>

The makers of Bala dropped the first song from the album titled ‘Don’t be Shy’ and it is a recreation of Dr Zeus’ hit number by the same name. The song has been sung by Badshah and Shalmali Kholgade, with music by Sachin-Jigar.

The track shows a dark-skinned Bhumi Pednekar trying to woo Ayushmann Khurrana, while he leaves her to go after Yami Gautam, and soon realizes that his wig has flown away.

Take a look at the song.

The trailer of Bala, which was released recently got a lot of attention for more reasons than one. The film deals with the subject of premature balding and Ayushmann plays the role of a man, who’s having trouble finding love due to it.

However, another issue that got the attention of everyone was Bhumi Pednekar’s dusky look in the trailer and poster of the film. Her face has been shown as dark brown and that didn’t go down well with netizens. Bhumi shared her look from the film on Twitter and wrote, “Main hun Mr. Bald ki dost, Ms. Bold! Miliye mujhse, jald hi. #Bala trailer out at 12 noon!”

Users were quick to point out her dusky makeup and commented, “I’m so sorry but this dark makeup is so wrong. Cast dark skinned actor if it’s important for story.. but don’t do like this.”

While one user wrote, “One day bollywood will realise dark skinned people exist and they don't have to put 2 kilos of dark foundation on a fair skinned actress. One day”, another commented, “Wish industry had dark-skinned actresses to properly portray the struggle. But it'll be way too long before that happens. Until then this is what we get. Painted faces.”

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