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“I am not here to impress anyone”: Sonu Nigam

During a media summit, the singer-actor reiterated his views on last year’s ‘azaan controversy’, saying his comments were not directed towards any religion but at the use of loudspeakers.


“It was the headline which was given… ‘Sonu against azaan’. If they would have written ‘Sonu against loudspeaker’ there would have been no controversy. If you play anything on loudspeaker, even a lullaby, I will have a problem with it.”
Sonu said that he objected to singing on the mic during a recent visit to a temple in Rishikesh. He said, “In a civil society you need to behave in a certain way. You can’t be doing anything in the garb of religion. I was right that day and I am right now as well.”
It may seem that Sonu Nigam, one of the biggest singers in Bollywood during the ’90s and early 2000s, is in the news more for his comments than his music, but he claimed that he has been here for too long to use gimmicks to further his career.


“I don’t want to impress people who are just talking about social issues to be in the news. I am not here to impress anyone. If I believe I make sense I will say what I want… My intent is very important to me. If my intent is wrong then I am wrong. If my intent is right then I do not care at all. I am answerable to myself,” he quipped.

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