MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan has become the latest celebrity who has come out against Sonu Nigam’s tweet regarding Azaan, claiming that it was ‘a bit aggressive’.
Saif Ali Khan usually avoids controversies and stays clear ahead of them. However, the Bollywood actor recently shared his thoughts on singer Sonu Nigam’s tweet regarding Azaan.
After terming Sonu’s tweet as ‘aggressive’ Saif stated that religion should be kept a private affair and not something which should be discussed openly.
“It’s fine to express your views on the decibel levels. I think that tweet was a bit aggressive though, initially. And I do think religion should be a private affair and we should be a secular country,” he said.
Sonu Nigam had complained about the Azaan being too loud in a mosque near his house and termed it as ‘forced religiousness’. Following that, Pooja Bhatt and Kangana Ranaut had spoken in favour of the Muslim call to prayer.
Sonu Nigam had his head shaved after a Kolkata cleric offered Rs 10 lac to any person who would tonsure the singer and garland him with shoes.