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Before shocking statement on National Anthem, Sonu Nigam made headlines with these controversies

Sonu Nigam said although he respects his national anthem, he believes it shouldn’t be played on cinema halls and restaurants.

Written by: Tripti Karki , New Delhi [ Published on: October 27, 2017 13:39 IST ]
Sonu Nigam's controversies
Sonu Nigam's controversies

Popular Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam has now emerged as the king of controversies. Recently, he expressed his opinion on the ongoing debate over playing national anthem in public places. Sonu Nigam said although he respects his national anthem, he believes it shouldn’t be played on cinema halls and restaurants. “If the national anthem of Pakistan is played and all Pakistanis are standing, I will also stand out of respect for that country and those people," the playback singer added. However, this isn’t the first time that Sonu Nigam has stirred controversies. Here are four times that the singer grabbed headlines.

Sonu Nigam azaan row

The singer who stays in the suburbs was allegedly feeling disturbed by the regular azaan that would be played on loudspeakers at the nearby mosque, disrupting his sleep. So, he started tweeting about it and although the singer wanted to address the issue of noise pollution and wanted a ban on loudspeakers, his tweets were framed in a way that it seemed very disrespectful to the Muslim community.

Sonu Nigam’s tiff with a music label

In late 2013, after a tussle with a well-known music label, he announced his retirement. The much public fallout was in news for a long time. He also tweeted about it and asked his followers to support his cause. It was a contractual issue that led to the fallout. However, later in 2015, the two made peace.

Sonu Nigam Radhe Maa controversy

The spiritual guru Radhe Maa was accused in several cases including dowry allegations last year. Along with that, she also received a lot of flak from people because of a certain dress she wore. There were skeletons coming out of her closet literally.

But there was Sonu making his statement and support for her, loud and clear. He made a rather stupid comparison and wrote on Twitter - "Just my 2 pence. Kaali Maa is depicted in lesser clothes than Radhe Maa. Interesting that this country wants to sue a woman for her clothes."

Sonu Nigam’s dig at Karan Johar

In Ae Dil Hain Mushki there was a scene where Anushka Sharma’s character says “Mohammed Rafi gaate nahi, rote the (Mohammed Rafi used to cry, not sing).” While talking to an entertainment portal, when Sonu was asked about his take on the scene, he said. “If you can listen to the same joke about your parents then we are wrong. If your blood boils that how can someone say something like this about my parents, then hum sahi hain beta.”

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