"I do not know why it was reported that I had issued a fatwa", he said. Among those who came out in support were Vivek Agnihotri, Anupam Kher and Sunil Grover.
Aly Didn't Expect Such Words From Sonu Nigam! "If we look at the current scenario of our country - whether you look at people of any religion - fanaticism is wrong". If Diwali firecrackers are being controlled, I promote that. "It depends on each person's individual thinking what they think and what they find".
Saumya Tandon supported Sonu's stand and tweeted, "You don't need to scream and trouble others to prove how religious you are". The clip, which was shot during the Bhopal schedule of Prakash Jha's Jai Gangaajal (2016), has her saying, "When the film's shoot wrapped up for the day, I would always wait for the azaan in the evening".
Sonu was woken up by azaan on Monday morning and he expressed his annoyance on Twitter. So, he can't comment on the moulvis delivering the azaan on loudspeaker, calling out the Muslim brethren for namaaz."Darbar added, "I am soon going to meet Sonu Nigam and ask him why he feels the azaan is so disturbing when he himself can't do without a mike".
An influential Muslim body in Kolkata is hopeful that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will share a stage on Friday with a little-known leader who announced a Rs 10 lakh bounty for shaving Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam's head. First it was his Twitter rant about being woken up by the azaan which he labelled "forced religiousness".