The Sonu Nigam debacle has taken over a lot of people’s bandwidth, now, and we were kinda completely over it till an hour ago when it took a reeeeeallly weird turn
Basically, it started with Sonu Nigam tweeting about how the Azaan wakes him up in the morning and how it disrupts his sleep, and that religion should not be forced on anyone
God bless everyone. I'm not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning. When will this forced religiousness end in India
— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 16, 2017
People lost their shit, and even Indian celebrities were quick to jump on and defend the azaan and spirit of India
I wake each morning to the sound of church bells & the Azaan in a quiet by-lane of Bandra.I light an aggarbatti & salute the spirit of India
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) April 18, 2017
Buuuut, as was pretty much expected, Sonu had a fatwa issued against him by a small-time maulvi sahab.
The maulvi offered 10 lakh Indian rupees to anyone who shaved Sonu Nigam’s hair off.
— DNA (@dna) April 18, 2017
Well, we all know, by now, Nigam is one to react very quickly to situations around him
Today at 2pm Aalim will come to my place, and shave my head. Keep your 10 lakhs ready Maulavi. https://t.co/5jyCmkt3pm
— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 19, 2017
Well, while everyone thought it was just a bluff, Sonu actually went ahead with it and the rest of the world was left with their mouths open.
Mainly because that’s the opposite of what he should have done!
— ScoopWhoop News (@scoopwhoopnews) April 19, 2017
Either Sonu is really angry about the whole situation, that he started in the first place, or he’s looking to make a quick buck.
Whatever it is, people are just as baffled as we are. But maybe it’s just this
— Sagnik Mishra (@Sangy_Sagnik) April 19, 2017
So basically, Nigam did exactly what the maulvi asked of him
…and we’re still not sure whether he’ll get the 10 lakhs or will Hakim Aalim rake it all in
Q: What will Sonu Nigam do with the 10L he'll get for shaving his head?
A: Deposit it into his shavings account.#SelfThoo
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) April 19, 2017
If it’s just a publicity stunt, we can’t wait to see what other weird turns this story takes, because it’s kinda entertaining.
Having said that, I also believe that everyone has the right to say what they want. If we’re asking Nigam to be more tolerant of other religions, we should also extend the same courtesy and be tolerant of someone speaking their minds. So basically, in making a mockery out of Sonu Nigam and his tweet, we’re kind of doing the same thing he did.
While everyone goes on about 'noise levels' it might be prudent to first mute the empty noise that resonates in our own hearts & heads.
— Pooja Bhatt (@PoojaB1972) April 19, 2017
What are your thoughts on this whole episode?