This year has been good for rapper-singer Yo Yo Honey Singh. After delivering hits like Thalaiva tribute (Lungi dance) in Chennai Express and Party all night in Boss, he ends 2013 with the release of song promo of Horn OK Please which he has recorded for Dedh Ishqiya.
What makes the song special is the fact it is written by veteran lyricist Gulzar and the music has been composed by Vishal Bhardwaj. With lyrics like "mein aa riya hu ya jaa riya hu", the song has a north Indian, especially Delhi-UP feel to it. With a profusion of beats, the music is catchy and foot tapping.
The song has been filmed on Arshad Warsi's character of Babban.
Honey Singh is still pinching himself in disbelief after the experience, but he says the number is "an absolutely zany crazy piece of writing".
"Vishal Bhardwaj and I hit it off from the word go. We come from different musical sensibilities. But we met like two unprejudiced musicians just out to create terrific music," he said.
A source close to the rapper said, "Vishal wanted Yo Yo to sing in the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh accent that Arshad Warsi sports in Ishqiya and Dedh Ishqiya. Vishal did a scratch recording with Yo Yo and was impressed by the way he sang the number. Then Vishal worked more on the composition and did a second recording with Yo Yo. Now he wants to do a third version with Yo Yo."