Bollywood Singer Stands By His Word; Clean Shaves His Head

April 19, 2017 16:14
Bollywood Singer Stands By His Word; Clean Shaves His Head

Bollywood singer, Sonu Nigam, who is well known for being vocal and outspoken about his likes and dislikes, had to face people’s wrath on social media.

The singer has often been credited for being adequately candid but also been called out for his bluntness. And now, Sonu once again, landed in controversy. Sonu who seemingly, got woken up by “Azaan”, a religious call for prayer of the Muslims, rebuked the unmonitored usage of loudspeakers. The singer heavily criticized the practices of religious sectors and organizations of booming their prayers, much to the agony of people who are voluntarily subjected to it.

Sonu Nigam, was branded “anti-muslim” after his tweets on the “Azaan” went viral, which read, “God bless everyone. I'm not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the “Azaan” in the morning. When will this forced religiousness end in India?”

He followed saying, with a series of tweets:

These remarks made by the singer, enraged a Muslim organization,  and a cleric issued a fatwa against the singer. The cleric was quoted saying: “If anyone can shave his hair, put a garland of old torn shoes around his neck and tour him around the country, I personally announce an award of Rs.10 lakhs for that person.”

Sonu took it as a challenge. He announced on Twitter, that he was ready to shave his head and asked the Maulavi to bring Rs 10 lakhs to his home.

He further tweeted:

Sonu, appeared before the media at his home, today afternoon with a shiny bald head and said, “I believe in all faiths and I didn’t speak against any religion.”

The singer further said: “Jiss insaan ne poori zindagi Mohd Rafi sahab ko apna pita maana hai, jiske guru ka naam Ustad Gulam Mustafa Khan sahab hai, us insan ke baare mein koi aisa soche, kahe ya taunt kare ki anti-Muslim hai, toh ye meri problem nahi hai, ye aapki problem hai. (I am someone who spent my entire life idolising Mohd Rafi as my father figure, I am someone whose teacher is Ustad Gulam Mustafa Khan, and I am being labeled anti-Muslim.. it’s not my problem but the other person’s.”)

Sonu Nigam also stressed over how it is his democratic right to have an opinion, “This is a social topic and not religious and I have a right to my opinion.” The singer has been receiving severe criticism after his tweets on the “Azaan” went viral.  

Sonu Nigam shaved off his head, hours after offering to apologize if his controversial tweets were found to be anti-Muslim.

By Supraja

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