By Subhash K. Jha
MUMBAI: Dildaar and yaaron ka yaar is how Yo Yo Honey Singh likes to describe himself. He proved it with his action recently when he flew back from his current American tour for some very special recordings in the new Akshay Kumar in Shaukeen.
Apparently, Akshay who has collaborated repeatedly with Yo Yo in the past, requested the rapper-performer for one special number in the Abhishek Sharma-directed remake of Basu Chatterjee’s Shaukeen which pairs Akshay with Lisa Haydon.
Yo Yo insisted on doing three songs instead of one.
Says Honey Singh, “Main aisa hi hoon. Anything for a friend. And there are two stars in Bollywood for whom I’d do anything. Akshay Paaji and Shahrukhh Bhai are like my brothers. When Akshay Paaji requested me to do one song I told him, ‘Ek kyun, teen le lo.’ I feel my tuning with Akshay Paaji is such that he is able to put a face to what I sing as effectively as I do.”
Yo Yo also flew down specially to be with his other favourite Shahrukh Khan in Abu Dhabi last week for the IPL match and the after-party.
Says Yo Yo, “I was in Dubai when Shahrukh Bhai invited me for the match and the after-party. It was masti unlimited. Nothing naughty, though. For that there are my own parties.”
He also seems to have made friends with Jacqueline Fernandes at the recent Miss India pageant.
Says Yo Yo Honey Singh, “It was nothing. We were judges at the contest. I happened to mention to her that we hadn’t been given anything to eat for nearly four hours. Jacqueline fished out these amazing diet laddoos. We gorged on them together.”