Yo Yo Honey Singh is in legal trouble. The musician’s wife, Shalini Talwar reportedly filed the case under the ‘Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act’ in Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court. The court has issued notice to the singer and given Singh time until August 28 to file his response.
Talwar, in her application, has alleged that she has been subjected to numerous incidents of physical, verbal, and mental abuse at the hands of her husband. She has alleged that Honey Singh used to get payment in cash but she was not made privy to it. Talwar also said that Honey Singh would earn Rs 4 crore a month from songs, performances and royalties and it is around that time he got addicted to alcohol, drugs, and anabolic drugs. He got arrogant and abusive and would have sex with multiple women. When Talwar found out about his affair with a Punjabi actress, he promised to break up with her with a promise to stay loyal to her.
Honey Singh had begun have getting bouts of paranoia, blackouts, and confusion. She has also mentioned the Slam Tour episode when Honey Singh refused to go on stage to perform. Talwar, in her application, has said that at that time he suffered anxiety attacks and while he was in his hotel room, she tried to calm him down and told him to rest for a while and then go on stage as it was a professional commitment. However, she adds, Honey turned around, hit her, and even abused her.
Reports state that the case was registered today, August 3, before Ms Tania Singh Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. A post on ANI confirmed, “Case filed against Bollywood singer & actor ‘Yo Yo Honey Singh (Hirdesh Singh) by his wife Shalini Talwar under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act. Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court has issued notice to the singer and sought his response over it.”
Yo Yo Honey Singh is yet to release a statement about the allegations leveled against him. As per a report on India Today, “the court has also passed interim orders in favour of Shalini Talwar, restraining Honey Singh from disposing off his jointly owned property etc.” Yo Yo Honey Singh married Shalini on January 23, 2011, after secretly dating for almost two decades. Talwar has also alleged that Honey Singh never disclosed to the world that he was a married man.