Sonu Nigam at press conference
Mumbai: Playback singer Sonu Nigam at his residence in Mumbai on Wednesday. Nigam, who created a storm with his tweets on the use of loudspeakers in morning prayers at mosques, addressed the media at his house to clear his stand over the issue, and also invited celebrity hairstylist Aalim Hakim to cut his hair, in response to a West Bengal cleric's fatwa offering Rs 10 lakhs to shave off Sonu's head. PTI Photo (PTI4_19_2017_000152B) *** Local Caption ***

Here’s How Sonu Nigam Looks After Fatwa Call

Mumbai: A written complaint was filed Wednesday against singer Sonu Nigam in Marathwada’s Aurangabad over his tweet criticising of the use of loudspeakers for broadcasting sermons and calls to prayers (azaan), police said.

“We have received a written complaint against the singer. However, no offence has been registered so far in this regard,” Amitesh Kumar, Commissioner of Police, Aurangabad told PTI.

One Nadeem Rana, head of a local religious organisation, approached the Jinsi Police Station with a written complaint against Nigam, the official said.

“We are studying this complaint and further course of action will be decided accordingly,” he said.

Nigam on Wednesday got his head shaved by a celebrity hairstylist at a press conference here in response to a “fatwa” by a Muslim cleric who took strong exception to the Bollywood playback singer’s tweets.

Sonu Nigam at press conference
Mumbai: Playback singer Sonu Nigam at his residence in Mumbai on Wednesday. Nigam, who created a storm with his tweets on the use of loudspeakers in morning prayers at mosques, addressed the media at his house to clear his stand over the issue, and also invited celebrity hairstylist Aalim Hakim to cut his hair, in response to a West Bengal cleric’s fatwa offering Rs 10 lakhs to shave off Sonu’s head. PTI Photo (PTI4_19_2017_000152B) *** Local Caption ***

On Monday, the 43-year-old singer had described as hooliganism the use of loudspeakers for broadcasting sermons and calls to prayers.

Gundagardi hai bus (it is hooliganism),” he had posted on Twitter.


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