O Pari song: Karate Kalyani files case against Devi Sri Prasad for hurting Hindu sentiments

Actor Karate Kalyani found fault with bikini-clad foreign women dancing to "Hare Rama Hare Krishna" verse in DSP's first pan-India pop song.

ByBhawana Tanmayi

Published Nov 04, 2022 | 8:46 PMUpdatedNov 04, 2022 | 8:51 PM

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Music composer Devi Sri Prasad, who stays away from controversies, is in the news for the past couple of days.

He released his first pan-India pop song “O Pari” almost a month ago. The private album song, featuring Sally, garnered over two crore views on YouTube.

It was released as “O Pari” in Hindi, “O Pilla” in Telugu, “O Penne” in Tamil and Malayalam, and “O Pori” in Kannada.

Actors Nagarjuna and Kamal Haasan unveiled the Telugu and Tamil versions of the song, respectively, while Ranveer Singh launched the Hindi version.

Raqueeb Alam is the lyricist, while Devi Sri is the singer and music director. Gulshan Kumar and T Series presented the song.

Now, a month after its release, the song is going viral for a different reason.

Two days ago, actor Karate Kalyani, popular for her role in Ravi Teja’s Krishna, filed a complaint against Devi Sri Prasad for hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus through the song.

The song depicts bikini-clad foreign women dancing to the verse, “Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

Karate Kalyani reportedly asked the music director to delete the words, “Hare Rama Hare Krishna”.

According to a report in Sakshi Post, ACP (Cybercrime) KVM Prasad said that a case has been registered against the music composer under Section 153A of the IPC and an investigation has begun. The police are seeking legal advice to take further action.

Incidentally, when the song was released, Devi Sri Prasad’s fans and music lovers appreciated him for making such a beautiful song and for using so many instruments in the best possible way.

“Kudos to Rockstar DSP for the way he has utilised instruments such as saxophone, melodica, guitars and bass,” one of his fans commented on YouTube.