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Sonu Nigam sparks controversy by posting azaan recording, Saif reacts on the issue

The singer seems to be in no mood to end the controversy. 

Keyur Seta

Sonu Nigam’s azaan saga hasn’t ended yet. At least, the singer seems to be in no mood to put an end to the controversy. He has now posted a recording of azaan on Twitter which he seems to have recorded from his apartment. 

Nigam posted the video and captioned it, “Goodmorning India.” It seems to have been recorded in the early hours of the morning since there is darkness in the video. As expected, his video was met with a number of negative comments in no time. 

Meanwhile, actor Saif Ali Khan has given a detailed opinion on the controversy. Talking at a daily, he said, “Don’t know who you are offending. At one level, I agree, the lesser sound the better. There should be certain decibel levels allowed across religious practices. I also understand the amplification of the sound during azaan comes from insecurity.” 

But Khan also added that Nigam’s tweet should have been less aggressive. “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,” said the actor. 

Citing examples of secularism, the Phantom actor gave an example of Israel. “Not just here but also in Israel apparently where three different religions co-exist. It’s been written about so I believe it’s the same.”

Khan then tried to balance out his views by highlighting his point on minorities. “As a minority, you would like to make your presence felt and hopefully accepted. If someone says that it should be extinguished, it will make some people little uncomfortable. As a precursor to some sort of holocaust, it is the first thing you think of. There’s a bit of fear there,” he said.