Sonu Nigam shaves off his hairs in response to fatwa
Apr 20 2017
Indian singer Sonu Nigam stirred a controversy after his "disrespectful bluntness" in sharing his views on the Muslims' prayer call.
The cleric had announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh to anyone who would shave Sonu's hair off, put a garland of shoes around his neck, and make him parade. "Keep your 10 lakhs ready Maulavi", he wrote.
Slamming Nigam for his Azaan remark singer Mika Singh gave a piece of advice to him and said that he should shift his house somewhere away from mosque instead of changing loudspeakers.
Sonu said he did not intend to hurt anyone's sentiments with his tweets but said, "I have a right to my opinion". The singer said he wanted to respond to the "fatwa" in the language of love. Given that speakers during your late night concerts are firing on all cylinders for you from the moment you take up the mic. "I consider myself secular, neither am I right wing or left wing and there are very few people like me, I am actually the minority community", Sonu said on Wednesday afternoon, asking that his tweets not be misinterpreted. In a series of tweets, he vented his anger over the "forced religiousness" the country and questioned when this ' Goondagardi' will stop.
Sonu Nigam simplified the whole process by going bald himself. Just like Muslims wake up early to say namaz, Hindus too wake up early in the morning to do Surya Namaskar.
Referring to Sonu's shaving off his hair today and conducting a press conference, Barkati said he was doing it out of depression.
"And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison", he added. "Why then.? Honest? True?".
"I don't think my religion is the best and yours isn't".
Sonu Nigam addressing the press conference on Wednesday, 19 April 2017.