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Sonu Nigam clarifies his statement about being ‘better off born in Pakistan’

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Singer Sonu Nigam is one individual, who always believes in calling spade a spade and doesn’t believe in being diplomatic. The famous Bollywood singer has often been branded as a nationalist and right-wing supporter for his comments on certain topics. Now, Sonu has once again been involved in a controversy regarding his statement on Pakistani artists and singers at a conclave.

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The outspoken singer was speaking at a conclave and he said he wanted to be a Pakistani singer instead of an Indian one. According to a report in Times Now, the talented singer gave a rationale behind this statement. Sonu’s point about being better off as a Pakistani singer was to do with how concert remunerations work in India.

And also music companies waive off the same 40-50% for singers from abroad that they would charge from their home musicians.

Sonu nigam, as expected, faced a backlash on social media for his comments. Sonu then wrote a Facebook post explaining his stance regarding the critique.

Sonu Nigam has often said that homegrown talent i.e. Indian singers and musicians should be given priority. According to Sonu, many Bollywood producers and filmmakers choose Pakistani singers and musicians for their projects.

In 2016, Karan Johar‘s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ faced a huge controversy over Pakistani actor Fawad Khan’s presence in it. The director had to release a video before its release to prove his patriotism and it was not a pretty sight.

Sonu Nigam can come across as rude and blunt, but he speaks his mind and puts his point of view across the board.

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