Nasal crooner

....It's tempting to explain this via that classic, persuasive, politically incorrect logic: that liking or disliking Himesh boils down to the "class" thing. That he's the kind of guy who people either love or hate: the auto drivers love him; those who drive around in swanky cars hate him. You hear his songs in neighbourhood barbershops, never in chic 'salons'. That he's Bollywood's latest proletarian hero and favourite whipping boy of the aristocracy. Except that there are too many of those who pretend to hate him even as their stereos blare his pop qawwalis behind closed doors—and, admit it, they can be annoyingly catchy....

Namrata Joshi on Himesh Reshammiya, in the Outlook Magazine.
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