Mumbai: When Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam’s tweets triggered a fresh row on social media with Twitterati slamming him, people from the film industry felt that it’s a democratic country and everyone is entitled to share their own views. Actor Anupam Kher was visibly surprised to learn that these tweets were posted on Sonu Nigam’s verified Twitter page.
Even people from the music fraternity like Shann, Sona Mohapatra, Kailash Kher also commented on Sonu Nigam’s twitter rant about Azaan.
“I support what he has tweeted, not because he is a friend but because he is right. The law of the land is equal to all. People should be considerate towards each other. Be it Azaan or Hanuman Chalisa jaap or for any other religious practice, one must understand that noise pollution must be curtailed. Everyone has the right to enjoy their festivals and practice their religion but not at the cost of disturbing others,” says Shaan.
“Sonu has highlighted an important aspect of our life. I think we can’t impose religion on anyone. Humanity is the biggest religion. You will see people preaching love and harmony but how many of us follow it? I guess proper education is the need of the hour and that can only help people realise that we should give more importance to humanity and not religion,” says veteran singer Kailash Kher.
“India is a democratic country. It’s a beautiful place where people follow different religions and are living in harmony. So when many brothers and sisters are living together in a house, some kind of conflicts will obviously take place. I don’t think religion is forced on anybody. People follow what they want to. I don’t see an issue here,” says Jubin Nautiyal.
Bollywood Singer Sonu Nigam on Monday wrote a series of tweets which questioned about the use of loudspeaker while calling out for prayers to devotes in a mosque in India. Seemingly annoyed by the sound of Azaan (call to prayers in a mosque), Sonu tagged it as “forced religiousness” and wrote, “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.”
The singer added in his next tweet, “And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?” This was followed by yet another blunt statement saying, “I don’t believe in any temple or gurudwara using electricity To wake up people who don’t follow the religion . Why then..? Honest? True?” He concluded saying, “Gundagardi hai bus.”