Singer Sonu Nigam has been in the proverbial eye of the storm for his comments on Pakistani musicians and the #MeToo movement. The 45-year-old is concerned about the “country’s anger” and would like people to “smile and be a little easy”.
Sonu Nigam: I'm Concerned About the Country's Anger, the Kind of Language People Use is Unbelievable https://t.co/gZnX8Xcg34— vijay gandhi (@giridharvb) December 25, 2018
During a media summit, he said that it would have been better if he was from Pakistan so he would get more offers from India. Nigam also attracted attention with his verbal spat with Sona Mohapatra on #MeToo movement.
Nigam told PTI, “I am very concerned about the country’s anger. There has to be some decorum. The kind of language people use is unbelievable. The kind of language she (Sona) used, there is so much hatred. I maintained my decorum in all my statements. We need to smile and be a little easy.”
Singer Sonu Nigam, who recently came under fire regarding his comments on the #MeToo movement and his take on Pakistani singers, talks to @SammySamarth and insists he is speaking nothing but the ‘truth’. Read: https://t.co/iws5Frzctk @htTweets @sonamohapatra pic.twitter.com/0El09g75DX— HT Entertainment (@htshowbiz) December 24, 2018
The singer said that he became a victim of sensational headlines and their viral effect on social media. He asserted that singers from Pakistan were his friends and he has been the only one in the last 20 years to criticize those banning Pakistani singers.
“I don’t believe in the banning politics. Having said that, if Indian singers are made to follow a certain rule, the same system should be implemented on people from abroad,” he was quoted as saying.