No More 'Tu Aaja Mere Close…Mujhe De De Love Dose', As Govt. Bans Vulgar Punjabi Lyrics
Punjabi songs have literally changed the entire face of the music industry. There is no party or movie for that matter which is complete without a Punjabi track. For a change, you would give a Bollywood number a miss, but a groovy Punjabi song just has to be there on the playlist.
From some soothing mixes to raps to lyrics that sometimes sound too desperate, Punjabi songs became the new definition of ‘cool’. Well, if you didn’t know some of the popular tracks you are surely going to be judged.
Singer Honey Singh was among the few names that started the trend of rap music in B-town and within no time even little kids were singing his songs. He showed pretty looking divas grooving to beats of “I swear choti dress mein bomb lagdi menu,” and that was it. It became a song, everyone wanted to sing.
Soon we saw a big league of Punjabi singers making their way into the tinsel town with singers like Badshah, Raftaar, Guru Randhawa and now Bollywood movies are all about showing at least one song, by one of these singers.
Well, no doubt these songs were fun to dance on but at the same time they brought the use of drugs and act of violence to the limelight. You had obscene lyrics and everything illegal looking pretty normal in the videos. In the past, many have raised the issue of how these lyrics often objectified one section of the society. Now finally, the Punjab Government has decided to take a step and keep a check on the ‘vulgarity’ in Punjabi tracks.
Punjab’s Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu recently announced the setting up of the Punjab Sabhyacharak Commission and said, “The Punjab Government is engaged in all seriousness to eradicate the menace of vulgarity from Punjabi songs and is taking this task as an article of faith.”
To implement it perfectly, every song will be monitored before it is aired. And if any there are any violations, strict action will be taken. However, many singers are also questioning the fact that who defines vulgarity. And they do have a point.