Sonu Nigam slams ‘some journalists’ over his comment on wanting to be from Pakistan
Popular singer Sonu Nigam has landed in a controversy after his “I feel like it would be better if I was from Pakistan” comment at a summit. However, reacting to the same, Sonu Nigam on Tuesday slammed some journalists for missing “the real content”.
He said that the comment he made at a media summit recently that it “would be better if I was from Pakistan” was taken out of context. In a Facebook post, Sonu said journalists missed the real content and his statement was reduced to ‘sensational’ headlines.
The signer said, “Sometimes in an attempt to make headlines catchy and sensational, some journalists miss the real content. Yesterday’s AajTak Summit happened so amazing, and look what have they reduced it to…”
“My point about being better off being born in Pakistan was about the music companies in India asking Indian singers to pay 40-50% of their concerts remunerations to them, and only then they’ll work with those artistes.. but they don’t ask the same from the singers from abroad, namely Pakistan..! This was the important point I made… and these guys…! Changed it to “‘I would have been better off born in Pakistan I’d have work come my way.. ” What do I say. PATHETIC,” he added.
According to the media reports, Sonu Nigam on Sunday regretted the prevailing culture of remixes and how they were limiting for singers and joked, “Sometimes, I feel like it would be better if I was from Pakistan. At least I would get offers from India.”
It is to be noted that earlier, Sonu Nigam created controversy for criticising the use of loudspeakers at places of religious importance.