MUMBAI: If notoriety is a stepping-stone to stardom, then the recent controversies surrounding some of his songs have taken rapper Honey Singh to another level of popularity. If things work out, he may end up singing for Hollywood film Diehard 5.
The singer courted controversies for his songs allegedly based on sexual themes.
Honey sang hit songs last year in the films Cocktail and Khiladi 786. He is now in the process of cracking deals for at least seven new Bollywood projects for topnotch film-makers including Sajid Nadiadwala and Anurag Kashyap.
But the topping on the controversial cake is the Hollywood deal likely to be cracked with the producers of Diehard 5, the latest installment of the franchise.
Apparently, Honey is game for his first international film-song except for the time factor.
“They need the song in a week. I take at least three weeks to write and compose a song. If it’s my first international song and that too for a franchise as well-known as Diehard, I have to make sure it’s an effort worth listening to,” said Honey.
The rapper is currently working on the song and will only deliver to the producers if he is fully satisfied with the number.
Impeding his progress on this number and other musical projects are the various FIRs filed against him in different parts of the country accusing him of composing misogynistic songs.
“My lawyers have been busy. Only now have I been able to get out of the tangle. I can now think straight. But it hasn’t been an easy time for me. I was unnecessarily attacked and ripped apart,” he said.
Honey has written a song about the whole experience that he went through earlier this month when the moral police slammed down on him. The song titled Bring Me Back will be premiered later this week.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th, 2013.
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