Indian producer Guneet Monga, who made history with her recent Oscar win, is partnering with Netflix to release a revealing documentary film about the life of hip-hop artist and rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh.
Despite being no stranger to controversy, Singh will delve deep into his personal and professional journey, including his sudden disappearance at the peak of his career that shocked the industry and his fans. Produced by Oscar-winning Sikhya Entertainment and directed by Mozez Singh, the film promises to take audiences through the unseen and unheard chapters of Singh’s life, with raw and candid revelations that capture both his highs and lows.
Singh first entered the music industry in 2003 with his Punjabi raps, and by 2011, he had taken the industry by storm with hits such as “Brown Rang,” “Desi Kalakaar,” and “Blue Eyes,” as well as several hit Bollywood numbers.
He has been praised for bringing the genre of desi hip hop into mainstream pop culture, making it an integral part of the Indian music business. As one of India’s first internet sensations, his tracks once dominated music charts, parties, and radio stations.
The documentary will include behind-the-scenes moments straight from Honey Singh himself, as well as interviews with his family members, friends, and music collaborators who have been by his side throughout his journey.
Speaking about the documentary, Singh said, “I have spoken about my personal and career issues in the media before, but I’ve never been able to bare it all. I have received tremendous love from my fans, and they deserve to know the whole story. This Netflix docu-film will give everyone an honest and sincere account of my life, my upbringing, where I’ve been, and my current journey to return stronger.”
Guneet Monga of Sikhya Entertainment added, “Yo Yo Honey Singh took over the Indian music industry by storm. His music resonated with the youth. Singh was a star even before he garnered limelight in the press. His tumultuous journey with fame intrigued a whole nation, and us at Sikhya. This was a story I wanted to explore. Thankfully, Netflix has always supported and given unique, diverse local stories to a global audience, creating a space for a perfect fit for a bare-it-all, authentic docu-film like this. We’re excited for you to meet the man behind the country’s rap and hip-hop music and learn about the journey that led to his clout and the controversy that followed.”