A day after the Punjab state police booked rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh and producer Bhushan Kumar over lewd lyrics in the singer’s new song, Punjab State Women Commission head Manisha Gulati on Wednesday demanded a censor board for songs too.
She urged the famous Punjabi singer Gurdas Mann to persuade singers and producers against vulgar songs. “I strongly demand that a censor board must be constituted for the songs in line with the censor board for films,”
Gulati said. “Songs have a very crucial role to either make or mar a society. The song ‘Makhna’ sung by Honey Singh has played a catastrophic role to misguide the youngsters by its lewd lyrics,” she said in a statement. Rapper Honey Singh Booked by the Punjab Police Over Lewd Lyrics in His Song Makhna
Gulati said the kind of vulgar language used in the song ‘Makhna’ has crossed all boundaries and it badly demeaned womanhood. She demanded exemplary punishment for the singer as that would be a lesson for other singers and producers. Gulati said she would personally meet Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to request him to form a censor board in Punjab which will act as a deterrent against singers who were singing vulgar songs. Rappers Like Honey Singh Should Be Banned, Says Jasbir Jassi
Manisha Gulati also alleged on Wednesday that she has been receiving threating calls and abusive messages on social media after lodging a complaint against rapper Honey Singh.
“I have been receiving threat calls and getting abusive messages on my Twitter handle for lodging a complaint against Yo Yo Honey Singh,” Gulati said. “I am not scared of anyone. I will continue to raise my voice on such issues.”