Sonu Nigam a singer who is being in controversy from last two days after his complaint on twitter about being woken up by azaans shaved his head today. He shaved his head to give response to a call given by a Kolkata based cleric, who announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh to anybody who will shave off Sonu Nigam’s head and garland him with old shoes. So that’s why he challenged Maulvi and said him to keep his 10 lakhs ready.
Sonu Nigam invited media to his place at 2pm to clear his stand over the issue. He also invited celebrity hairstylist Aalim Hakim to cut his hair, in response to a West Bengal cleric’s fatwa who offering Rs 10 lakhs to shave off Sonu’s head. He said “I am a secular person. It was not about azaan, it was about the loud sound. Playing loud sound on a speaker is gundagardi for me,”. Further he added “What is happening to the country? Anyone can lynch anyone or anyone can issue a fatwa. I’m not talking about any single religion,”.
As it is reported that Sonu Nigam has also said in a press conference that he raised a social topic and not a religious one. When he rages on twitter about being woken up by the sound of azaan, the Muslim call to prayers, and apologised “if someone thought otherwise”.
On being asked why he was shaving his head, Sonu said, “It’s not an agitation, not a challenge that I am throwing someone’s way. I am shaving my head just to show that the person cutting my hair is a Muslim. It’s all about interpreting things the right way. I exhort the media to present it like that and not in a confrontational way.”
After this live conference in front of media his twitter storm with many supportive tweets.
आपके सच्चे दिल का कोई "बाल" भी बाँका नहीं कर सकता दोस्त @sonunigam ख़ुद की ज़ुल्फ़ें गिरा कर नफ़रत का मुडंन करा ही दिया❤️👍#SonuNigam
— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) April 19, 2017
@sonunigam He spoke about the noise not religion! He did mention Temples & Gurudwaras too.People should be considerate towards each other
— Namrata Gupta Khan (@namratagupta) April 19, 2017