A radio show called Crime Ki Kehke Lenge is a natural ally for hip-hop musician Honey Singh. The chat show, now in its second season, aims to give a platform to convicts to tell their stories.

A radio show called Crime Ki Kehke Lenge is a natural ally for hip-hop musician Honey Singh. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, therefore, that Honey, who has drawn much flak for his misogynist lyrics, has now become associated with it. The chat show, now in its second season, aims to give a platform to convicts to tell their stories. “We want people to just change their perspective, nothing more,” Swati, the host of the show, explained.

Talking to mediapersons after the show, Honey praised the second season in that it had taken the issue at a much higher level than its preceding one by incorporating criminals and not just victims. “Most of the convicts have been forced into committing a crime because of circumstances,” he said. “And in fact some of them are completely innocent.”

Responding to a question about the controversy surrounding his explicit lyrics, he blamed it partly on himself saying that he had been far from the media, which might have led to the latter misunderstanding him. After the recent controversy, he explains, he has emerged bolder than before.

Honey is now diversifying to other languages. Songs in Marathi, Gujarati and even Tamil are on the cards. He has also contributed a Tamil-influenced song for Chennai Express.

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