There was a lot of hype when rapper Honey Singh released his version of the cult song Dheere Dheere in August 2015. While it got mixed reactions from listeners, the song did fabulously well on YouTube. The romantic number has got 20 crore views on the platform creating a record for an Indian song. The number of 200 million views is a stupendous feat for the rapper. While the original Dheere Dheere from the film Aashiqui had Rahul Roy and Anu Agarwal, this one featured Sonam Kapoor and Hrithik Roshan. It was shot in the exotic locales of Turkey. With Dheere Dheere being the first song to touch this benchmark we are sure everyone will be celebrating.
Honey Singh who has found himself in a lot of controversies over the years has been maintaining a rather low profile since a few months. The musician in an interview in 2016 confessed suffering from alcoholism and bipolar disorder. After the success of Lungi Dance, he went into hibernation. Tales of his fallout with Shah Rukh Khan and rumours of him being in rehab did the rounds. In a tell-all interview in 2016, he spoke about how bipolar disorder affected his life. He stayed in Noida for 18 months at a time when his treatment did not give the desired results. The actor says that people supported during the low phase but he feels his fans deserve maximum credit
Though there are a number of rappers now, Honey Singh is still the original star for many. It seems he takes all the effort to be connected to his fans. His spokesperson said they send him covers of his hit tracks. Before to Dheere Dheere, the singer had songs like Dope Shope, Angreji Beat and Desi Kalakar in his kitty. The original Dheere Dheere was sung by Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal and is a still a favourite.