Renowned singer Sonu Nigam recently grabbed headlines post his tweet about being woken up by the morning azaan and the forced religiousness in India. The tweet hurt many religious sentiments and the singer had to face the flak for the same. In light of the controversy, a maulvi issued a fatwa against him, claiming to award 10 lakh rupees to the person who can shave Sonu's hair, make him wear a shoe garland and parade him in the country. In response to this, Sonu decided to shave his hair off and went bald.
Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut was recently quizzed about how she felt about the whole controversy at an event yesterday. To this, the actress said, “See I can’t speak for anyone, but I personally love azaan. When we were shooting for ‘
Tanu Weds Manu’ in Lucknow, I loved the sound of it (azaan), I can only speak for myself!”
She continued, “Whatever religious activity, may it be at the gurudwara, or Bhagavad Gita, or azaan, I personally like it a lot! And, I personally like going to places of worship like masjid, temple or church! We go for a Christmas Mass too! Again, as I said, I can only speak for myself, but that’s not to say that what he’s (Sonu Nigam) saying should not be considered, whatever he said is his opinion and he should be respected for that; I think that’s the idea of bringing it to social media, isn’t it, so it should be discussed! Does that answer your question?"
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