Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam landed himself in hot water after his Azaan rant which conclusively cost him to shave his head.
The Kal Ho Naa Ho singer received a lot of flak for branding the call of prayer ‘forced religiousness.’ Now, another Bollywood singer, Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who is also ex-wife of famed director Shekhar Kapur, gave her opinion on the Azaan – and ultimately faced the same fate as Sonu. The Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa actor took to Twitter to express her anger on ‘imposed religiosity.’ She wrote, “Came home at 4.45 am 2 most aggressive/ear shattering call of azaan. Nothing more lowlife & dumb than such extreme imposed religiousity.”
came home at 4.45 am 2 most aggressive/ ear shattering call of azaan. Nothing more lowlife & dumb than such extreme imposed religiousity— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 23, 2017
After Suchitra’s rant, Twitterati went on to criticise the singer-cum-actor for her thoughts.
Why blame only one religion...are we Hindus lagging behind??— K Padma Rani (@KPadmaRani1) July 23, 2017
Azaan loudspeakers are secular & harmless! You r free to complain about communal Holi-Diwali loudspeakers in India!https://t.co/1eVS8J6iMC— Seema Choudhary (@Seems3r) July 23, 2017
Partying late at night is ok with loudspeakers ?? ????— Meher (@OfficialMeher) July 24, 2017
Ignore her comments please. She herself claims to be a "Drama Queen" in her twitter bio.— Desi Baba (@kastokan) July 23, 2017
This one is completely cheap publicity tweet, Uncultivated tweet,shame on yourself....— kalandar Ali (@kalandarali1) July 24, 2017
Nice way to get publicity !! Isnt it ???— tn00x (@tn00x) July 23, 2017
Oh really.. Two minute azaan is bothering u so badly?well described by urself as drama queen kindly add "attention seeker" too to ur profile— Hasan Faheema (@faheemahasan) July 24, 2017
However, the singer went on add, “Extreme religiousity dumbs and dwarfs the mind & restricts free thought. Applicable to all religions.”
Extreme religiousity dumbs and dwarfs the mind & restricts free thought. Applicable to all religions— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 24, 2017
Farah Ali Khan, sister of Suzzanne and Zayed Khan called out the singer for having some dignity in her tweet. She wrote, “My dear,I normally would not comment but your description of the Azaan that annoys u speaks lowly of you. You could have had more dignity in your comment.”
My dear,I normally wuld not comment but yr description of d Azaan tht annoys u speaks lowly of u.U culd hav had more dignity in yr comment https://t.co/OAdKnx3arz— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) July 24, 2017
It was after Farah’s tweet, that Suchitra realised that she might have been a bit too harsh with her words.
and yes i agree my words were too strong. Its the writer & dramatist in me - i get carried away https://t.co/OhIOIMSOfI— Suchitra (@suchitrak) July 24, 2017
Previously, Sonu’s Azaan row situation spiraled out of control and a Muslim cleric reportedly announced a reward of INR1 million for whoever shaves the singer’ head, Sonu responded on Twitter by saying that he will do so himself.
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