Popular Punjabi rapper Honey Singh has again courted a controversy for lewd lyrics in his new song "Makhna". Taking a suo moto cognizance, Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati said she has written to the Director General of Police to register a criminal case against the singer for using lyrics like "Mein hoon womaniser (I am a womaniser)".
"A legal action and an inquiry is required to be initiated by the police on the matter as the song readied by T-series chairman Bhushan Kumar and singers Honey Singh and Neha Kakkar uses vulgar words against women," she said in a communique.
She said the Commission has sought status report from the police officials by July 12 in this regard.
Demanding a ban on the song, she said it is "indecent and have a degrading influence on society".
The rapper in 2013 was involved in a controversy over the lyrics of his song "Main hoon balatkari (I am a rapist)".
Even the Punjab and Haryana High Court had ordered the Punjab government to file a case against Honey Singh for singing vulgar songs.
It had also said singers like Honey Singh should be boycotted, as "his songs make us hang our heads in shame".
Makhna is a romantic track which is composed by Singhsta, the vocalist of R&B group. The entire song is sung by Yo Yo Honey Singh and the female part is sung by singer Neha Kakkar. The song also features three top rappers, Phenon the Don, Alistair, and Sean.