Kangana Ranaut's AIB Song Is Viral. But Why Roast Shah Rukh Khan, Asks Twitter

Kangana Ranaut's song was watched over 1.5 million times in less than 24 hours and it also takes very pointed aim at SRK

Kangana Ranaut's AIB Song Is Viral. But Why Roast Shah Rukh Khan, Asks Twitter

Kangana Ranaut in The Bollywood Diva Song. (Image courtesy :YouTube)

Story Highlights
  • Kangana Ranaut's AIB song went viral on Twitter
  • The song takes very pointed aim at Shah Rukh Khan
  • Kangana's Simran releases this Friday
New Delhi: Actress Kangana Ranaut's satirical collaboration with comedy collective AIB has gone crazy viral. The Bollywood Diva, which sends up sexism, nepotism and everything else that's wrong with the film fraternity, was watched over 1.5 million times in less than 24 hours on YouTube and is being hotly discussed on Twitter. No surprises there - what has surprised the Internet is the clubbing of Shah Rukh Khan with Kangana's bugbears Hrithik Roshan and Karan Johar. Not only does The Bollywood Diva ridicule actors launched by fathers and the 'victim card' - references to Hrithik and KJo - it also takes very pointed aim at SRK, with whom Kangana has never worked but is known to be a close friend and colleague of Karan Johar.

Nor are the jibes at Shah Rukh Khan disguised as anything but. The 'actor' in the video makes a grand entry in a scene parodying the one in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham in which SRK arrives to a blockbuster welcome from his mother, played by Jaya Bachchan. Later in the song, a line skewers an actor who places his female co-stars ahead of himself in film credits - this actor goes unnamed but SRK, who famously ensures actresses are higher billed, is plainly the one intended.


This has not gone down well at all with Shah Rukh Khan's fans on social media. What has SRK ever done to you, Kangana and AIB? Twitter wants to know.
 
 
 
 

However, not everyone agrees that Kangana is just scoring points off Shah Rukh Khan.
 

And, in fact, most tweets think she 'nailed' it and that Bollywood's big daddies had better run for cover.
 
 
 
 

There was one tweet that stood out in the conversation - Karan Johar posted a message addressed to "Dear talent" and while it could just have been another in his ongoing "dear so-and-so" series, Twitter thinks the timing was suspect:
 

Delusions of grandeur or not, the viralworthiness of Kangana + AIB is slaying online.

On the off chance you haven't watched Kangana Ranaut sing "Coz I have vagina rey" in The Bollywood Diva (and even if you have), here it is:
 

Kangana Ranaut is currently promoting her new film Simran which, as some have noted, has little do with the string of headlines she's been the subject of in the last two weeks. In separate interviews given to TV shows in New Delhi, Kangana has said things like "Hrithik and his father Rakesh Roshan have made fools of themselves" and that she asked Aditya Pancholi's wife Zarina Wahab to "save" her from him. The backstory here is extensive - in short, Kangana dated Mr Pancholi for four years a when she was starting out in Bollywood a decade ago and claims a later romance with Hrithik as well. Her enmity with Karan Johar began only recently, after she called him the "flag-bearer of nepotism" on his show Koffee With Karan earlier this year.

Simran, which is fast being forgotten in the blizzard of Kangana quotes, releases this Friday.
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