India: Singer calls for a censor board in the music industry


“Like movies, censorship of music is a must and should be implemented immediately in our industry. This is the only way to preserve the sanctity of our music,” the renowned Indian singer Sukhwinder Singh told Times of India. He is displeased with the “visible vulgarity in present-day songs”.

Sukhwinder Singh is a leading playback singer in the Indian film industry. He became internationally known for singing ‘Jai Ho’ in the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

“I believe that singers who are unsure and unconfident about their work turn to vulgar lyrics and videos to make their songs popular. Abusive or insulting language is not needed to make an impression on the minds of the audience. Till date, there is no angry young man better than the character of Vijay played by Amitabh Bachchan in Deewaar. However, he didn’t feel the need of incorporating abusive words to strengthen his character,” Singh pointed out to Times of India.

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Music censorship a must in our industry: Sukhwinder Singh

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