'Lack of common sense is the real intolerance': Sonu Nigam responds to Jet airways suspension

FP Staff

Feb,05 2016 17:47 10 IST

Remember when a video of Sonu Nigam singing 'Do Pal Ruka' from Veer Zara and 'Panchchi Nadiya' from Refugee on an air flight went viral?

Well, that news isn't done and dusted yet.

While we and other social media users were marvelling at hearing an impromptu performance from our once-favourite singer, apparently what Nigam did violates aviation rules.


Sonu Nigam on the Jet airways flight. Image from Youtube screen grab.

Five cabin crew members who were on the flight have been grounded (no pun intended) for allowing Sonu Nigam, a passenger, to use in-flight address systems.

And now, Nigam has responded to this news by saying that Indians need to loosen up and that the lack of common sense is the real intolerence.

"I have witnessed an elaborate fashion show in an aircraft. I have heard of small concerts happening in an aircraft. I have seen pilots and crew members cracking humorous jokes to loosen up passengers in other countries, which is so cool," he said, in this Times of India report, adding, "pity there's no one to question such harshness except the Media perhaps."

The impromptu performance took place on a chartered flight between Jodhpur and Mumbai on 4 January. According to reports, all the passengers knew each other and requested the singer to singer for them.

Jet Airways has issued a statement clarifying their suspension, reports India Today. The statement reads, "All cabin crew on the flight have been taken off flight duty for enquiry and corrective training to reinforce strict adherence to operating procedures."

IBN-Live additionally reports that Jet Airways has further stated that all five grounded cabin crew will undergo corrective training to make sure they strictly adhere to operating procedures.


Watch the viral video here:

Published Date: Feb 05, 2016 17:47 PM | Updated Date: Feb 05, 2016 17:48 PM