Too early to celebrate my success: Honey Singh
You can love him, you can hate him but you cannot ignore him. Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh is the flavour of the season with chartbusters like Angreji Beat Re and Lungi Dance to his credit
CS caught up with him for a short chat.
Who: Honey Singh, singer
What: Talking about his collaborations
Pic/ Kiran Bhalerao
A fruitful wait
There is a buzz that I will be singing in Marathi during my tour of Maharashtra. But let me clarify that I am a perfect cook, I don’t like to serve my dish half cooked. I am still learning Marathiand will sing a song only when I am fully ready with my product..
It’s too early to celebrate my success. I think I have achieved only a small percentage of what I plan to attain. I believe in doing hard work and simply concentrating on that. But I won’t deny that the response I have got for my songs is overwhelming. It’s a celebration when my songs are a hit especially Blue Eyes, which has crossed 15 million hits.
A solo act Vs collaboration
I am an artist and I love to explore opportunities and learn new and different things. Whether I have to perform solo or not, I only concentrate on delivering the best. If I am ready and want to explore more things, I am also ready to be explored by others.
An acting debut
I am doing a Hindi film for my dear friend Himesh (Reshammiya). I cannot divulge much at this stage. Its an interesting role and will be a whole new experience for me. I am going to start shooting for the film in January.Besides that, I am gearing up for my Tamil debut with ‘Kolaveri Di’ producer Anirudh Ravichander, I am also doing some international and Arabic collaborations.
Honey Singh's top chartbusters
Blue Eyes -- 2013
The credits are written by the rapper himself. The song’s video has been directed by Gifty. Within fivedays of its release, the song registered over 3.5 million views online.
Party All night -- Boss (2013)
There was a controversy when the censor board reportedly felt that a line in the song could create problems and voiced its concern. Akshay Kumar finally solved the issue.
Lungi Dance -- Chennai Express (2013)
Titled Thalaivar Tribute’, the song is dedicated to Tamil cinema icon Rajnikanth. When SRK heard the song, he simply could not say no to it. It was a huge hit.
Angreji Beat-- Cocktail(2012)
The song had to get clearance from three international recording companies before it coule be used in the film. It was Kareena Kapoor who insisted on this song in the film.