Singer Sonu Nigam made a strong statement on his ‘democratic right’ Wednesday when he appeared before the media with a shiny bald pate – answering a Muslim cleric’s open offer of a Rs 10-lakh bounty to anyone who would shave Sonu’s hair.
The Muslim cleric was angry after Sonu Nigam shook the Internet on April 17 with a series of tweets questioning why needed to be woken up by the ‘Azaan’ in the morning and when this “forced religiousness would end in India”?
Sonu appeared before the media bald at his home Wednesday afternoon and said, “I believe in all faiths and I didn’t speak against any religion.”
The singer, who was branded as an ‘anti-Muslim’ for his tweets, 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 labelled 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.”
For the last two days, Sonu Nigam has been at the receiving end of severe criticism after his tweets on the ‘Azaan’ went viral.
In a recent development, Sonu Nigam refused to get intimidated and shaved his head in defiance of a fatwa issued against him by a West Bengal cleric who offered an award of 10 lakhs to anyone who shaved his head. Sonu Nigam announced to shave his head publicly after fatwa being issued .
he then shaved his head in public
— Zee News (@ZeeNews) April 19, 2017
This is How Twitter reacted after Sonu’s Bold decision –
Oh Bete First one from our Loudspeaker Arnab Goswami –
Arnab Goswami's letter to Sonu Nigam. This is why he's one of the best journalists in our country. pic.twitter.com/Hx6ARIoFtG
— José Covaco (@HoeZaay) April 19, 2017
sarcasm babu bhaiya sarcasm
"Oh Sonu Nigam did it for publicity"
Because just spending weeks on Prime Time as Indian Idol judge didn't give him enough coverage, eh?
— Gappistan Radio (@GappistanRadio) April 19, 2017
Bollywood people who actually played the role of a hero in this month:
1. Sonu Nigam
2. Abhay Deol
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) April 19, 2017
If this gonna happen I will appeal to Govt. Of India for Bharat Ratna to Him
If Sonu Nigam helps in getting loudspeakers banned, he will be deemed as the greatest Indian revolutionist of 21st century.
— Hasna Zaroori Hai (@HasnaZarooriHai) April 19, 2017
Damnn !! Simpson even predicted Sonu Nigam & Maulvi Azaan row. pic.twitter.com/YUZ9QKWi5m
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) April 19, 2017
— কাঞ্চন গুপ্ত (@KanchanGupta) April 19, 2017
By abusing #SonuNigam, libtards have given a clear message: Only Hinduism has to be attacked, even equal condemnation is unacceptable. Good.
— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) April 19, 2017
— Mthn (@Being_Humor) April 19, 2017
Singer Sonu Nigam Supports Kesh-Less Transactions !!
— Babu Bhaiya (@Shahrcasm) April 19, 2017
Maulvi: 10 lakhs for shaving Sonu Nigam's head!
Sonu Nigam *shaves his head* : Gimme the money!
Maulvi: NEW PHONE WHO THIS?
— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) April 19, 2017