In a court plea, Indian rapper and music producer Yo Yo Honey Singh’s wife has accused him of having regular casual sex with multiple women while he was travelling, and never disclosing to the public that he was married to her, to further his sexual intents and illicit relationships.
On Tuesday, Shalini Talwar filed a case of domestic violence against the artist whose real name is Hirdesh Singh, at the Tis Hazari court in New Delhi.
The plea, filed under the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, alleged that Singh had become “extremely arrogant, abusive, harsh and uncaring” to the woman following their marriage in 2011.
In her 118-page complaint, Talwar has accused Honey Singh of engaging in extra-marital sex with multiple women. She has also provided details of the physical, verbal and emotional abuse that she had allegedly been subjected to by the rapper and his family.
Shalini Talwar, in her complaint, accused the Indian rapper of locking her up for over 18 hours without food and forced her to quit her job. “The respondent (Singh) broke the applicant as an individual, mentally and emotionally. The applicant, due to the continuous cruelty imposed on her, almost started identifying herself as a farm animal, shepherded from here to there while being treated cruelly,” read the plea.
The complaint states that he “began having frequent casual sex with multiple women” while he was travelling and “to further his sexual intents and illicit relationships, never disclosed to the public … that he was married”.
The complainant accused Yo Yo Honey Singh of trying to conceal his proclivities from the time they got married at a Delhi Gurudwara back in 2011.
She also accused him of engaging in substance abuse and having an affair with a Punjabi movie actress.
Taking cognizance of the complaint, Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Tania Singh, issued a notice to Honey Singh to appear before her on August 28.
The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate also passed interim orders restraining the rapper from disposing of the property he jointly owned with his wife as well as her ‘stridhan’ (dowry).
The Punjabi rapper is known for his work in Bollywood films like ‘Chennai Express’ and ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’.