Honey Singh Calls Himself A Rolls-Royce, Compares Badshah To A Tata Nano

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Indian rap singer Honey Singh performs during a show by stunt riders of Red Bull X-Fighters in New Delhi, India, Saturday, June 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

MUMBAI -- They may have collaborated earlier on hit songs but now, rapper Honey Singh says the difference between his music and singer Badshah's is that of a Rolls-Royce and a Nano.

The duo worked together for six years until 2012 and collaborated on songs including tracks like "Get up Jawani" and "Khol Botal".

Badshah launched his first single in 2006 with Honey. During Honey's 'break' from the music scene, Badshah gave chartbusters like 'DJ Waley Babu' and the recent 'Kar gayi chull' from Kapoor & Sons.

When asked if Badshah has taken over the music scene in his absence, Honey told reporters, "Have you driven a Rolls -Royce? There is a difference between a Rolls-Royce (an ultra luxury car brand) and a Nano (the world's cheapest car)."

The 32-year-old singer was speaking at the trailer launch of his upcoming Punjabi film Zorawar.

Honey's last Bollywood song was 2015's "Aankhon Aankhon" from Kunal Kemmu-starrer Bhaag Johnny.

The "Lungi Dance" singer, who reportedly was in rehab, did not divulge the reason for his absence but said it was an "important phase" of his life.

"It's a long story, I had disappeared for almost 18 months. There were lots of rumours about where I was. But today I'll talk about my movie, very soon I'll give an interview where I'll tell you the entire story about what had happened with me. That's an important phase of my life."

It was also reported that Honey had a fight with superstar Shah Rukh Khan during the latter's world tour, but the "Angreji Beat" hitmaker dismissed the reports.

"Nothing like that happened. We have great relations (with each other). I met him after one-and-a-half years at an award function (recently), we couldn't meet earlier."

Zorawar will feature Honey making his debut as a lead actor in films. He was earlier seen in Himesh Reshammiya's The Xpose.

The "Chaar Botal Vodka" singer says he wanted to try his hands at acting and feels it was a challenging task.

"I don't consider myself just a rapper or singer. I am a music producer, lyricist, poet... Acting is also a part of big entertainment. So it was something which was left. It is a tough job to portray a character and make it believable on screen."

Directed by Vinnil Markan, Zorawar is scheduled to release on May 6.

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