In a recent video shared on social media, popular Bhojpuri actress Akshara Singh is seen grooving to the iconic song “Dil Dooba” from the film “Khakee,” originally performed by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. While the video received positive feedback for her dance moves and stylish attire, one comment caught everyone’s attention.
A fan commented, “Aap Bhojpuri actress ho,” reminding Akshara of her roots in the Bhojpuri film industry. This comment sparked a discussion amongst fans, with some questioning whether Akshara is distancing herself from her Bhojpuri origins by performing to Bollywood songs. Watch the song here.
However, many defended Akshara, highlighting that artists can appreciate and perform music from various genres without jeopardizing their identity. They pointed out that she continues to actively contribute to Bhojpuri cinema and music, and her recent dance video was simply an expression of her personal taste.
Akshara herself has not publicly addressed the controversy. Nevertheless, the incident raises questions about the expectations placed on regional language actors and the extent to which they can break free from genre limitations.
It remains to be seen how this episode will impact Akshara Singh’s career, but one thing is certain: she is a talented artist who deserves to be celebrated for her versatility and ability to connect with audiences across diverse backgrounds.