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.
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.
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.
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