It all began at 5:25 am on Monday when the singer felt the need to express a social issue on his social media page.
Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, the vice-president of West Bengal United Minority Council, had announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh to anybody who tonsured the Bollywood singer and garlanded him with old shoes.
The actor, however, chose to answer that and made a decision to shave off his hair.
Nigam said that being secular doesn't mean one should accept all things as they are. "N now I hear he just shaved his head and for the first time there is so much traffic outside our homes.", wrote the actress on Facebook but deleted it soon after. It's a request. What are you doing in this country? I don't believe in that. "You have to fight fanaticism, you can't be quite". "Looks like these fatwas are issued for publicity", read a tweet. He said that he considers Mohammad Rafi his guru who was a Muslim and that he is not anti-Muslim in any way. Before you start hurling at me, let me remind you that azaan or chiming bells of a church or a temple has nothing to do with it. Everybody has a right to his opinion. My opinion is in temple, masjid and gurudwara, loudspeakers are not religious necessities. "The rally will be attended by people across all faiths", Quaderi said. It's the problem of the English language.
He also said about getting his hair shaved off, "I have requested Alim to come. My intent was not to slam the prophet in any way". He was quoted by ANI as saying, "Sonu Nigam has not done all the things I asked for, two out of three things remain unfulfilled". "This is a social topic, not a religious one".
Slamming Nigam for his Azaan remark singer Mika Singh gave a piece of advice to him and said that he should shift his house somewhere away from mosque instead of changing loudspeakers. He talked about Hindu processions where people dance on roads and push each other.