Rapper Honey Singh booked for vulgar lyrics in 'Makhna'
Punjabi rapper Honey Singh landed himself in legal soup after an FIR was lodged against him in Mohali for lewd lyrics of his song Makhna, released last December. According to media reports, FIR was filed following a complaint made by Punjab Women Commission demanding a ban on the song. Reportedly, T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar has also been booked in the case.
Notably, a criminal case has been filed against Singh under IPC Section 294 (punishment for obscene song and acts), and Section 509 (punishment for word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman). He has also been charged under Section 67 of IT Act, 2000 and relevant section of Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986, SSP Harcharan Singh Bhullar said.
It all started after the PWC called out Singh and Makhna makers, earlier this month, for its vulgar lyrics such as Main hoon womanizer. Taking suo moto cognizance of matter, PWC Chairperson Manisha Gulati wrote to the Director General of Punjab Police, recommending action against Singh and Bhushan. She also sought the status report in the matter by July 12, this Friday.
Expressing its disapproval over the vulgar lyrics of the song, PWC demanded a legal action against Singh and Bhushan. "We have asked the police to register an FIR against the singer for using vulgar lyrics against women in his song Makhna," Gulati had said. Besides, it also insisted for a ban on the song as it has "a degrading influence on society."
Meanwhile, veteran Punjabi singer Jasbir Jassi also supported PWC and slammed Singh for creating vulgar songs. Jassi stated that rappers like Singh should be banned and punished. "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," he added.