1. Don’t give Sonu Nigam’s comments a ‘religious tinge’: Sunil Grover

Don’t give Sonu Nigam’s comments a ‘religious tinge’: Sunil Grover

Comedian-Actor Sunil Grover on Wednesday came in defence of singer Sonu Nigam, who has been embroiled in a controversy over his comments on Azaan.

By: | Published: April 19, 2017 8:55 PM
sunil grover, sonu nigam, sonu njigam shaves his head, sonu nigam bald. sonu nigam azaan controversy, sonu nigam islam, sunil grobver defends sonu nigam Sunil Grover defended the singer by saying that Nigam respected all religions and requested people to not misinterpret and give his comments a religious tinge. (Twitter)

Comedian-Actor Sunil Grover on Wednesday came in defence of singer Sonu Nigam, who has been embroiled in a controversy over his comments on Azaan. Grover went on social media website Twitter and defended the singer. Addressing Nigam as Sir, Grover said that he knew Sonu Nigam would not hurt anyone’s religious sentiments ever. He further defended the singer by saying that Nigam respected all religions and requested people to not misinterpret and give his comments a religious tinge. Earlier today, the veteran singer had shaved his head completely to protest against the cleric who had put a Rs 10 lakh fatwa against his name. The cleric, however, refused to pay up the promised amount of Rs 10 lakh saying that only one of his 3 demands had been met; the other two being putting a garland of old torn shoes around the singer’s neck and touring him throughout the country.


According to IE, the singer had announced his decision to go bald and said, “Today at 2 pm Aalim will come to my place, and shave my head. Keep your 10 lakhs ready Maulavi”. He had said, “Azaan is important, not loudspeaker. Arti is important, not loudspeaker”. He also told reporters that he would shave his head and it was not a challenge but a request. He added that he was a believer but did not think that his religion was the best and others’ wasn’t. He said that people had to fight fanaticism and cannot be quiet.

The entire controversy had started when Nigam one morning, tweeted against the use of loudspeakers in religious institutions like temples and mosques. Although, him, specifically taking the name of Azaan had caused a major controversy. In his tweets, he had said. “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? And by the way, Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?”.

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    FAISAL N
    Apr 26, 2017 at 12:18 pm
    Don't give utterance of Sonu religious tinge is the advice given by Grover By above advice Grover means to say that sonu can make any utterance with utter disregard to feelings of others and there are persons like Grover to advocate for him.
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    1. Jp dys
      Apr 20, 2017 at 7:54 am
      I support Sonu, at least he has the guts to tell what he feels openly about disturbing others in the name of religion and God.
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      1. Jp dys
        Apr 20, 2017 at 7:50 am
        I support Sonu, at least he has the guts to tell what he feels openly
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          sagar
          Apr 19, 2017 at 11:08 pm
          It is a tradition to play loud speaker in religious places and even local temples. It is old culture. Veteran and legendary singers like Mohd Rafi, Kis Kumar had never raise any voice. Neither Lata Mangeshkar or Asha Bhonsle. Today's singers want to join politics that is a reason
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            sagar
            Apr 19, 2017 at 11:05 pm
            Now-a-days Bollywood songs in movies are more louder than even loudspeaker pla in temple and other religious places. It would be better if there was no song in any Indian movies
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