Beyoncé Instills Bollywood in Coldplay’s music video

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The Beyonce brings a Bollywood feel during her appearance in Coldplay’s latest music video.

Image via indianexpress.com/
Image via indianexpress.com/

Filmed in Mumbai, the video shows the global icon in traditional Indian attire. She performs against a floral backdrop while wearing a large decorative headpiece. She is also seen wearing a red sari with a plunging neckline and ornate jewellery decorating her face. The video does also briefly feature Sonam Kapoor. The video’s has sparked an intense conversation on social media about the constitutional difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation.

Some critics questioning as to why Kapoor could not have been enlisted for Beyoncé’s role instead.