Sonu Nigam disappeared from social media battleground after he was thrashed for debating on Azaan. However, he is back to media and in no time rose another controversy. Sonu Nigam spoke to an Indian Talk show expressing his views about Supreme Courts decision of allowing national anthem to be played at public places.
He said that he doesn’t support that national anthem should be played at cinemas as it is against the decorum. He then said that just like he respects his parents and will never take them anywhere they won’t be respected, national anthem shouldn’t be played in places where it doesn’t get the respect it is worthy of.
— आज तक (@aajtak) October 26, 2017
His statement about not playing national anthem in public places a harsh response and criticism. People were divided over it. Some supported that what his statements were right but some also opposed it.
In my opinion whn ppl can stand in long queues 4 overpriced popcorn & samosas shouldn't have issues standing 52seconds 4 #NationalAnthem 🇮🇳
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) October 25, 2017
Absolutely, people should respect and stand up.
But by any means somebody shouldn't be allowed to hit or molest someone who hasn't stood up
— Deepak (@smilewithdeepak) October 26, 2017
He's another daring person who speaks his heart #sonunigam spoke what millions of Indians want to express
— sanjay bajaj (@iiirdi) October 26, 2017
2 mins log kharey ho jayen toh jaan chaley jayegi kya.!!! 🤬🤬
— Mee Too (@metoosmrty) October 26, 2017
— Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) October 25, 2017
But what set the Indian Twitterati on fire was that later he said that if national anthem of Pakistan is played, he will stand in respect of it and the people of the country. Of course, this was a little too much to digest and Sonu was once again found at the receiving end of the criticism wire. His statement about Pakistani anthem caused an outrage and initiated a sizzling debate. People called him ‘anti-national’ for saying that also suggested him to leave India and go to Pakistan. Well, we wouldn’t mind that!
YE PAKISTAN KE ANTHEM PAR KHADA HOGA INDIA KE LIYE NAHI….
ESKO PAKISTAN BHEJO
— deepu rastogi (@deepurastogi) October 26, 2017
Seriously he is anti nationalist pack him to Pak imdtly
— Adnan Ali Khan (@AdnanAliKhan555) October 26, 2017
— RayeesVP (@RayeesVP2) October 26, 2017
plz chup rahiye sonu jee verna bjp waale aapko bhi pak bhej denge
— Ankit Kapoor (@AnkitKa13734567) October 26, 2017
Not a National Anthem of Pakistan. Here we get to choose. India ❤️
— Ruchi (@i_ruchi1) October 25, 2017
Look who’s here to add to the debate showing his national spirit and patriotism for ‘his country’.
Hey, it’s the National Anthem;
Go argue about something else!
— Adnan Sami (@AdnanSamiLive) October 25, 2017
Adnan Sami on #NationalAnthem: "I know the value of citizenship. Took me 17 years to earn it. I stand for the anthem out of sheer respect."
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) October 25, 2017
Things got pretty spicy and messed up, didn’t they? What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below.