Mumbai: Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam after receiving criticism from several quarters today stated that he is ready to apologise if his recent controversial tweets were found to be ‘anti-Muslim’.
In a series of tweets clarifying his position, Nigam said: “For those who are tainting my tweets anti-Muslim, tell me one place where I have said anything related, and I’ll apologise.”
He claimed that when he spoke about loudspeakers, he had mentioned temples and gurudwaras too. “Is it that hard to comprehend? Loosen up guys.” Referring to a West Bengal cleric’s ‘fatwa’ offering Rs.10 lakhs to shave off Nigam’s head, the singer hit back: “Today at 2 p.m, Aalim will come to my place and shave my head. Keep your 10 lakhs ready Maulvi.”
This afternoon, he is likely to address the media and clarify his position on the tweets which kicked up a row. On Monday, Nigam blew up a controversy when he lashed out as “forced religiousness” in India after being woken up the aazaan’ (Muslim calls for prayer) from a mosque near his home.