Yo Yo Honey Singh, as he’s popularly known, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. Over the last one month, he has been criticised for the lyrics of some of his songs. However now, the controversial singer is set to clean up his act. He has been signed by Yash Raj Films (YRF) to sing, what
is being touted as, his "cleanest number" to date, for the film Mere Dad Ki Maruti (MDKM).
A source close to the movie reveals, “The song is called Punjabiyan Di Battery and features a jugalbandi between Honey and Mika Singh.” Since YRF rarely associates itself or its projects with controversial subjects, this unusual deal comes as a surprise. However, the source insists that the makers are taking precautions, so as to not offend anyone, with the lyrics of the song. “They will make sure that the lyrics are non-controversial and clean. As a matter of fact, this will probably be the cleanest song he has ever sung. YRF is set to present an all new Honey Singh,” adds the source.
Ashish Patil, producer of MDKM and vice-president, YRF, confirms the news, saying, “We’re excited to have two of the coolest names in music — Mika Singh and Yo Yo Honey Singh — collaborate for the first time for Punjabiyan di battery. The song is guaranteed to get your batteries charged.” This is the singer’s first association with the production house. Honey shot to fame in Bollywood after delivering hit numbers like Angrezi Beat and Main Sharabi in Cocktail (2011).
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