Well I just happened to read this article on a popular newspaper site about how our desi artists shy away from using cuss words or explicit lyrics even when we surprise people with our terrific vocabulary every single day and at the same time listen to our dear Akon, 50 Cent & Green Day singing away to glory (and money) with the Fs & the Bs & the As. (If you're wondering what the 'A' is all about, then don't waste time here, you're underage!)
The matter is why is there no freedom of expression here! This question is repeated every time some incident takes place that infringes on our 'moral right to assert ourselves freely'. And the answer is also very audible - "Our customs and traditions are different from the West." That's the stock answer that anyone has when this 'freedom' topic comes up.
Many years back they censored a song from a Govinda movie because it had the word ::drum roll:: 'sexy' in it. They changed it to 'baby'. So dumb! At least those times have changed. Didn't we recently have a child character in Cheeni Kum bearing the name Sexy? Wow! That is definitely an improvement.
Well, you get it, right? If this is the attitude towards 'sexy', just think about what happens to the colourful language? I've seen a policeman say 'bh**ch*d' & 'ma***ch*d' so many number of times. You just need to travel by the local trains! There may be shortage of breathing space there, but no, not bad words.
There are very few instances where people were able to freely voice themselves! Hats off to the Pink Chaddi campaign! And all that talk by the Sene about the girls not being from a civilized family - BULLSHIT! Hitting girls and molesting them is very Indian and civilized, so next time I'm going to do exactly that to my girl friends!
There is a certain limit everywhere. You can't roam about in India the way Paris Hilton does. And anyway people get a life! Showing your butt when you have low waist is just an opportunity for the people behind you to crack a joke on!
You can't make a song with just bad words in it (although Sutta & GMD survived well!) It may be needed for effect, OK with that! But where's the beauty of words? And anyway, if your song has a PG version, you would not like hearing BEEPS everywhere.
By the way, our Hindi song composers do take chances now. Every one's heard Emosanal Attyachaar by now. Did you know that the song contained the word 'whore' in it? If you're an English music freak, you would probably say "What's so interesting in that?" Well, from sexy to whore, its been a long time.