Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, who is often referred to as the king of Hip Hop in India, is soon going to have a Netflix documentary made on his life. Oscar-winning Producer Guneet Monga of The Elephant Whisperers will be producing Honey Singh’s documentary
Guneet Monga has reportedly said that the ‘bare-it-all’ Honey Singh documentary will take a deep dive into the controversies and the journey of the Char Bottle Vodka singer. It will feature the singer talking about his highs and lows
The Netflix documentary on Honey Singh was announced on his 40th birthday on March 15. It will be directed by Mozez Singh and produced by Oscar-winner Guneet Monga under her banner Sikhya Entertainment
Guneet Monga announced the release of Honey Singh’s documentary on social media as she wrote, “Get ready to be hypnotized by our favourite Desi Kalakaar! Yo Yo Honey Singh's documentary is coming soon only on Netflix.”
The teaser of Yo Yo Honey Singh documentary was released on OTT platform Netflix and on its social media handles. The rapper himself introduced the documentary in his much-loved style of rapping juxtaposed with glimpses from his live shows and the multiple awards he has won
The rapper was born as Hirdesh Singh in New Delhi’s Karampura. He belonged to a middle-class family consisting of his father who was a refugee, his mother and his sister. He used to often participate in singing competitions at his school
Honey Singh’s passion for singing did not end up just as a hobby. He applied to the mecca of music and performing arts studies, Trinity College, London and got selected. He returned to India and started working as a music producer and composer in Mumbai in 2003
Honey Singh’s debut song was ‘Shakal pe mat ja Pandu’ for a movie by the same name. His unique style of rapping using Punjabi, Hindi and English lyrics made him a singing sensation among the younger generation, especially teenagers
Honey Singh went on to sing some chartbuster hit songs such as Dope Shope, Chaar Botal Vodka, Angreji Beat, High Heels and more.
He has won several awards such as IIFA Award Best Music Director for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, GIMA Award for Lungi Dance and Dheere Dheere Se Mer Zindagi Mein and Zee Cine Award for International Male Icon
"I was suffering from bipolar disorder. It went on for 18 months, during which I changed four doctors, the medication wasn't working on me and crazy things were happening. I was an alcoholic too and that worsened the condition,” Honey Singh revealed in an interview
Honey Singh took his time to recuperate and made a solid comeback in 2018 with Khadke Galasi, a party number for the Kartik Aaryan-starrer Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, and the popular Makhna song which became an instant hit
Honey Singh is not new to controversies; his lyrics have often enraged certain groups as they have been called offensive to women. Post the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, a complaint was filed against the singer pointing out the impact of his songs on society.
His song Party All Night from Akshay Kumar’s film Boss was also questioned for allegedly containing vulgar and offensive lyrics
Raftaar, who is another established rapper in Bollywood known for songs like Dhaakad from Dangal, Tamanche Pe Disco and more, had fought hard with Honey Singh to get due credit for Yeh Fugly Fugly Kya Hai song