Jasbir Jassi Honey Singh: We reported earlier this week that the Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati. Had written to the Director-General of Police to register a criminal case against Honey Singh. The criminal case was for using lyrics like “Mein hoon womaniser (I am a womaniser)”.In his recent song Makhna.
Demanding a ban on the song, she said it is “indecent and have a degrading influence on society”.
Now, Punjabi music industry veteran of 3 decades Jasbir Jassi has decided to go in on Honey Singh. This is not the first time Jasbir Jassi has talked about the content of modern Punjabi songs.
Jasbir is also not a fan of such “vulgar” lyrics.
Yet when Jasbir Jassi broke through, he used scantily dressed women to sell his videos. Each one of his videos had women in bikinis and either wet from swimming or in tight mini skirts. Remember, that was the early 90’s when such things were much more taboo. So is he just contradicting himself?
Jasbir Jassi has said “Honey Singh and other rappers have in a way brought in a rap revolution by bringing in the western culture. They have been following them in terms of vulgar lyrics. They don’t know that there’s a huge difference between western culture and the Indian culture.
“To avoid vulgarity created by these rappers, you should not only ban them but punish them too”
He added that they should be punished for creating “nuisance and vulgarity”. This coming from a man who made it awkward for a generation to sit with their parents and watch the only Punjabi music video on tv.
Lyricist Prashant Ingole, known for his work in hit films like “Bajirao Mastani” and “Mary Kom”. Feels that artistes have to be very careful with their language in a country like India with “such a beautiful culture as there are many fans who are blindly following them”.