Sonu Nigam says he wishes he were from Pakistan because 'at least I would get offers from India'

Sonu Nigam said that while Indian singers are often forced to pay music companies for performing at shows, no such thing is demanded out of Pakistani singers.

FP Staff December 18, 2018 17:40:43 IST
Sonu Nigam says he wishes he were from Pakistan because 'at least I would get offers from India'

Sonu Nigam had skirted controversy once when he had raised an objection against the playing of the azaan on loud speakers, calling it forced religiousness. Now, the singer has taken a dig at Pakistani singers working in India.

Sonu Nigam says he wishes he were from Pakistan because at least I would get offers from India

Sonu Nigam. Image from Twitter

In the  Agenda Aaj Tak summit as reported by News18, Nigam spoke about how he thought it would have been better if he were from Pakistan. "Sometimes, I feel like it would be better if I was from Pakistan. At least I would get offers from India," he said.

Nigam also said that whereas Indian singers are often forced to pay music companies for performing at shows, no such thing is demanded out of Pakistani singers. He also spoke about the current state of affairs in the music industry, claiming that while earlier, composers, lyricists and singers created a song, now music companies have taken over that job.

Last year, Sonu Nigam had sparked a nationwide controversy when he went on a Twitter rant against the blaring loudspeakers used for religious sermons, especially during the wee hours of the morning. He further added that he does not believe in temples and gurudwaras that use electricity. Following the row, Nigam shaved his head and quit Twitter.

Updated Date:

also read

Antoine Fuqua to helm biopic on Michael Jackson
Entertainment

Antoine Fuqua to helm biopic on Michael Jackson

Titled Michael, the Lionsgate film comes from producer Graham King, who earlier backed Bohemian Rhapsody that earned Rami Malek an Oscar for best actor

Ali Fazal's psychological thriller The Underbug set to have world premiere at Slamdance Film Fest
Entertainment

Ali Fazal's psychological thriller The Underbug set to have world premiere at Slamdance Film Fest

The film was shot during the small respite of time of covid lockdowns in late 2020 and is currently in post production

'Aslan' singer Christy Dignam receiving palliative care at home, family requests for privacy at this hour
Entertainment

'Aslan' singer Christy Dignam receiving palliative care at home, family requests for privacy at this hour

'Aslan' singer Christy Dignam is currently receiving palliative care at home, his family issued a statement and also requested for privacy at this hour. Their statement read- "As always Christy’s health has been and is our priority. It has been a tough road for us all but mostly Christy."