Sonu Nigam shaves off hair after azaan row, Muslim cleric asks why he is not wearing garland of shoes. See pics

Nikhil Bhave
Friday, 21 April 2017

Sonu Nigam shaved off his head during a media interaction in Mumbai on Wednesday after a Muslim cleric announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for anyone who will tonsure the singer. The call came after Sonu’s Monday tweets on being woken up by morning azaan and calling it ‘forced religiousness and gundagardi’. Sonu speaking to media said that he was not criticising any religion, instead he was raising a social topic about use of loudspeakers. “Azaan is important, not loudspeaker.

Sonu Nigam shaved off his head during a media interaction in Mumbai on Wednesday after a Muslim cleric announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for anyone who will tonsure the singer. The call came after Sonu’s Monday tweets on being woken up by morning azaan and calling it ‘forced religiousness and gundagardi’. Sonu speaking to media said that he was not criticising any religion, instead he was raising a social topic about use of loudspeakers. “Azaan is important, not loudspeaker. Arti is important, not loudspeaker,” the Bollywood singer said clearly and concisely while reaffirming his secular credentials. Moments later, he went and shaved off his hair.

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