Dhoti Vs Lungi debate rages as former cricketer slams Salman Khan, Ram Charan's Yentamma Song

Salman Khan, Ram Charan, Venkatesh
Many took objection to the actors dancing with sandals on the premises of a temple. Video stills | YouTube

Ever since its release, the song 'Yentamma' from Salman Khan's upcoming film 'Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan' has garnered a lot of attention. The energetic dance steps by Salman Khan, Venkatesh, Pooja Hegde and Ram Charan, are the highlight of the song crooned by Vishal Dadlani and Payal Dev.

Scroll to the bottom if you are wondering why there was no such a commotion when the real 'lungi dance' featuring Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan from 'Chennai Express' went viral in 2013.

However, the song has been receiving backlash from some for the cliches the song seems to glorify. Recently, former cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan slammed the song for depicting a classical outfit in a 'disgusting manner'.

“This is highly ridiculous and degrading of our South Indian culture. This is not a Lungi, this is a Dhoti. A classical outfit which is being shown disgustingly,” he wrote on Twitter.

A few have seconded the former cricketer's opinion. “Such pathetic vulgarity that ridicules a traditional attire... People who have no clue about customs and costumes are using graceless moves in the name of entertainment and making a mockery of the South Indian dhoti and how it is worn,” a netizen wrote.

In the song, Salman Khan and Venkatesh can be seen dancing with a dhoti, which is folded much above their knees. 'Yentamma' is portrayed as a 'lungi song'. Others took objection to the actors dancing with sandals on the premises of a temple. Even Ram Charan, who makes a special appearance in the song, received some backlash from fans for disrespecting South Indian culture.

'Bathukamma', another song from the movie also went viral on social media. The family drama will hit theatres on April 21.

The 'lungi dance' was actually about lungi and not about dhoti!

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