'Hot Mango Chutney Sauce' is a tribute to desi culture, says Meesha Shafi

Singer divulged into the hidden meaning behind the fun number


Entertainment Desk September 18, 2021

Pakistani rockstar Meesha Shafi recently dropped a new single that had the internet talking. The catchy number caused quite a ruckus on social media with a few too many cameos and smart jibes! The groovy song got everyone on their toes with its familiar tongue twisters and its hyper pop beat.

The Aaya Laariye singer painted yet another musical rainbow with Hot Mango Chutney Sauce. The music video is a colourful manifestation of the ultra-modern desi society and its obsession with wealth and status. With glamorous outfits, neon disco lights, and high-end funky accessories, Meesha managed to tap an important conversation about the country’s elite.

While Hot Mango Chutney Sauce won praises and appreciation for its brilliantly wild production and lyrics, the fans aren’t just local.

In a conversation with the BBC Asian Network, Meesha divulged into the hidden meaning behind the fun number. The Coke Studio crooner shared, “There’s a lot of socio-political commentary about how society functions and what we attach our values too. The lyrics salute the brown desi culture while flaunting the rich, tangy, chatpata and spicy our culture is.”

Meesha successfully disguised the complexities of the quintessential desi society while packaging it as a glossy fun pop song. It definitely wasn’t an ordinary chutney - Hot Mango Chutney Sauce, just like our desi culture - has the right amount of masala, mirch and tarka.

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