Sonu Nigam on Wednesday hosted a press conference at his residence in Mumbai to talk about Azaan row. The singer shaved off his head, hours after offering to apologise if his controversial tweets were found to be anti-Muslim. Pics/AFP & PTI
Accepting the challenge thrown by a West Bengal cleric's fatwa offering Rs.10 lakhs to shave off his head, Sonu Nigam got celebrity hairstylist Aalim Hakim to shave off his head, He did the deed just prior to addressing a media conference at his residence where police had beefed up security after his tweets raked up a huge ruckus.
Sonu Nigam said that he never imagined his 'simple statement' would be blown out of proportion. The singer told to the reporters, "Everybody has the right to express their opinion. Same way, I have the right to my opinion. It should not be misconstrued. I am a secular person. It was not about azaan. Loudspeakers are not a necessity at any religious places. And this is my personal opinion."
On Monday, Sonu Nigam created a stir on Twitter, when he expressed his displeasure against mosques blaring Azaan in the morning, calling it 'gundagardi' and 'forced religiousness'.
Sonu Nigam defended his comments in a series of posts on Twitter. He even lashed out at Twitter trolls condemning him.
Sonu Nigam has asked West Bengal cleric Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi to fulfill his promise and pay up Rs 10 lakh since he has shaved his head.
The singer claimed that he had also mentioned temples and gurudwara in his tweets which no one seemed to have noticed.
Twitter was buzzing with reactions to his move to go bald.
He appeared before the media with a clean-shaven pate, wearing spectacles and smiling away happily.
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Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam, who kicked up a storm over his tweets on Azaan being broadcast over loudspeakers, shaved his head on Wednesday. We have pictures...