While we obsess over 'swag wali topi' and get busy taking selfies as Dhinchak Pooja sings 'selfie maine le li aaj', it is time for us to stop and reflect. No matter in what capacity you're engaged in this Dhinchak Pooja swagger euphoria, be it making fun of her or envy of her talent(which is highly unlikely) and the publicity she is accruing, it is time to divert our attention.
Ginni Mahi, a pop-star from the backward echelons of Punjabi society is breaking all sorts of stereotypes and singing the praise of her own identity and roots. Dalits have never been associated with the words such as 'danger chamar' and have never heard lines such as 'Fan Baba Sahib Di'.
Ginni is an amazing singer as well as a great performer. The popularity of her songs is not restricted to just YouTube as she is making a great deal of impact on the minds of young people across the society. The issues that she raises in her songs show not just a brave artist but also a great mind.
The empowerment of the downtrodden and the people who stand outside of our concern is what she preaches. Her songs are giving Dalits what no Bollywood movie has given them till date. Ginni preaches self-confidence and equality. For 17 years of age, no doubt she is creating far bigger ripples in the societal hot waters.
It is high time we started acknowledging the impact of her songs in the awakening of the conscience of the society. Slowly but surely Ginni is becoming a role model for the youth of Punjab. We wish her the best in her endeavour.
Have a look at her songs: