Twitter seems to be on overdrive against Bollywood singers. Twitterati trolled three playback singers -- Adnan Sami, Sonu Nigam and Abhijeet -- over various contentious issues
When Adnan Sami, Abhijeet and Sonu Nigam faced the music on Twitter
Twitter seemed to be on overdrive against Bollywood singers. The vitriol started on Sunday and continued on Monday. And so it was that Twitterati ended up trolling three playbakc singers over the two days.
Of course, in a couple of instances, the singers did give them cause.
Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya stirred up a controversy by calling an army veteran "Pak supporter" after he condemned the viral video that emerged of a civilian being tied to the bonnet of an Indian army jeep in Kashmir as a 'human shield' against stone-pelters.
Abhijeet went on a hate-filled rant against retired Lieutenant General Harcharanjit Singh Panag, the former Commanding officer of the Northern Command and Central Command of the Indian Army and a multiple gallantry award recipient.
He posted, "U r a Pak supporter, wish you were kicked, beaten & humiliated on the streets of Kashmir & then wd hv seen ur reaction."
The there was Adnan Sami Khan. The Bollywood singer, who is now an Indian citizen, was abused by Pakistani Twitterati for supporting India.
Reacting to the Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel's purported disinterest in expanding business to "poor countries" like India, Sami tweeted that he would uninstall the Snapchat application.
This got Pakistanis riled up, who took to social media to bash the singer.
Adnan resorted the trolls with, "Dear Pak trolls, My tweet wasn’t bout U. It was about Snapchat. Stop trying 2 jump in & b relevant like a jilted lover! Get over it. Jai Hind!"
All this took place on Sunday. But Monday was also eventful.
Monday saw leading singer Sonu Nigam lashing out after being woken up by the 'azaan' from a nearby mosque, triggering a torrent of reaction from Twitterati.
The "Kal ho naa ho" singer posted: "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?"
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— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 16, 2017
Nigam explained his stance in a long Twitter post.
"And by the way, (Prophet) Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam... Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?
"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? Gundagardi hai, bus."
He tagged Maharastra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
"Dear Fadnavis, please note and help us force police to act against illegal blaring of azaan and other such activities," the singer pleaded.
As Nigam's views went viral, reactions poured in from all over India.
TWITTERATI SLAMMED ABHIJEET:
PAKISTANI TWITTERATI TOOK A DIG AT SAMI FOR SUPPORTING INDIA:
#adnanSami khan deleted #snapchat bcz he was out of focus , poor lil screen could not fix a brainless terrestrial reptile.#snapchatindia ðÂu00c2u009fÂu00c2u0092Âu00c2u0089ðÂu00c2u009fÂu00c2u0091Âu00c2u008e https://t.co/fYFnKIz6C2— Mehreen Sibtain (@Mehreen_Sibtain) April 17, 2017
@AdnanSamiLive @Snapchat You needed this ðÂu00c2u009fÂu00c2u0098Âu00c2u0082ðÂu00c2u009fÂu00c2u0098Âu00c2u0082ðÂu00c2u009fÂu00c2u0098Âu00c2u0082— Nafsiyaati ðÂu00c2u009fÂu00c2u0098¹ðÂu00c2u009fÂu00c2u0098Âu00c2u0082 (@Phenomenal97) April 16, 2017
Poor peeps ðÂu00c2u009fÂu00c2u0098Âu00c2u0090 pic.twitter.com/eSdS0leyCT
TWITTERATI ALSO FLAYED SONU NIGAM:
@sonunigam Am a Hindu but isn't same "inconvinience" faced by Non Hindus too when we blare loudspeakers for Navratri n Ganesh processions?— Maya (@IamMayaSharma) April 17, 2017
In fact it's the Hindu temple loud speakers which are the biggest sound pollution nuisance for even believing Hindus.— Anamika (@AnaMyID) April 17, 2017
I see symbols of Hindu faith everywhere in public spaces, isn't that 'forced religiousness'? @sonunigam— Anamika (@AnaMyID) April 17, 2017
@sonunigam Sure,can we also stop all festivals from coming on the streets,encroachment, noise & processions going fwd?Would that be possible/practical?— Girish Mallya (@girishmallya) April 17, 2017