So many Punjabi songs in Bollywood… here’s the reason

New Delhi, April 10 : With a discography studded with hits like “Lahore”, “High rated gabru”, “Suit suit” and “Ban ja rani”, singer Guru Randhawa, who is amused with all the love that comes his way, says Punjabi songs are virtual mood lifters.

Bollywood films have started featuring an increasing number of peppy Punjabi songs — some new and some remixed versions of old tracks.

“With the change in the culture of the town (Bollywood), people are preferring and enjoying party songs. So I am glad to see the people grooving to and loving the Punjabi tunes. I also personally feel that Punjabi songs have a different vibe and energy, which helps in lifting one’s mood completely,” Guru told IANS in an email interview.

The Punjab government last month announced the setting up of a state culture commission to curb the growing tendency of vulgar songs. Some numbers have been termed misogynistic as they focus on girls, while others glorify premium-end cars and alcohol.