Honey Singh was singing at a perfect pitch of stardom embraced in the trance of super-success when he simply vanished without even the final bow. Like his work or not, there was a time when it was very hard to ignore him.
The rapper recently made a brief appearance in Bollywood with a song for the movie “Sonu Ke Tittu Ki Sweety.” As this rapper recently turned 35, we bring you some interesting fact from his life.
1. Real name
He was not always “Yo Yo Honey Singh”. His real name is Hirdesh Singh who was born in Punjab. This Punjabi “gabru” actually wanted to be a music producer.
2. Costliest Video
His costliest video till now is the famous song “Brown Rang”. It was shot at Dubai for a whopping amount of $100,000.
3. Highest paid song star
Till now, his highest charge was for the track “Mujhe Neat Pila De Sajna” for the film “Mastaan”. He charged 70 lakh!
4. Brief acting career
Yes, after tasting success as a rapper, he tried his luck in films too. He worked in few Punjabi films like “Main Tera 22 Tu Mera 22” and “Mirza”. Taking a step ahead, he also made Bollywood debut in Himesh Reshammiya’s film “Xpose.” The failure of movie temporary detained him from trying any more roles.
5. Why Yo Yo?
This is one question that most people ask. Well, while studying in the United Kingdom, he picked it up from one of his African-American friends. This is a slang that roughly translates to “aapka apna (your own).” Hence, you have “aapka apna (your own) Honey Singh.”
6. Education in Music
He has completed his education at Trinity College of Music.
7. The web of controversies
An old unreleased song resurfaced just after the 2012 Delhi gang-rape case that caused quite a controversy. Mainly because the lyrics of song depicted violence against women and showed rape in a positive light. His song “Party All Night” also got in trouble with Censor Board. It’s no secret that his works are often perceived as being misogynist, promoting violence against women, vulgar that has a bad influence on youth.
What are your thoughts on this rapper who is gearing up for his comeback? Love him or hate him? Let us know in the comments below.