After major backlash, Sonu Nigam clarifies his comment of being better off born in Pakistan

In a recent interview, Sonu Nigam was quoted saying that sometimes he feels it would have been better if he was from Pakistan. However, the singer then took to Facebook to clarify the comment after facing major backlash.
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Sonu Nigam, talented and versatile Bollywood singer who has crooned some unforgettable hits like Kal Ho Naa Ho - Title Track and Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin from Agneepath (2012), has been riddled with one controversy after another. We all remember when he went bald in response to a Maulavi's challenge following the Azaan controversy. Now, Sonu is in a tight soup and facing major backlash for his recent comments of being better off born in Pakistan. That's right! In an interview with India Today, Sonu made a pretty controversial statement.

Sonu had said that he wished he were from Pakistan because then at least, he would get singing offers from India. He also stressed how Indian singers have to pay music companies to do the show whereas Pakistani singers are not forced to do that. Citing examples of good friend Atif Aslam and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sonu stated that they were never asked to pay to sing at shows. Following the obvious backlash, Nigam took to Facebook to clarify his statement.

Sonu started off by writing, "Sometimes in an attempt to make headlines catchy and sensational, some journalists miss the real content. Yesterday's Aajtak Summit happened so amazing, and look what have they reduced it to... My point about being better off being born in Pakistan was about the music companies in India asking Indian singers to pay 40-50% of their concerts remunerations to them, and only then they'll work with those artistes.. but they don't ask the same from the singers from abroad, namely Pakistan..!" 

"This was the important point I made... and these guys...! Changed it to "'I would have been better off born in Pakistan I'd have work come my way.. " What do I say. PATHETIC," Sonu concluded.

Check out Sonu's FB post below:

What do you have to say about Sonu's remark? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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He is right..Sonu Nigam always speaks the truth..u have GUTS to speak ur mind...We respect whoever is Right...there should not be any kind of bias

Ur dreaming man. Sonu Nigam is the most dishonest, hypocritical, fickle, idiotic, damaging human being. What you call GUTS is SHEER STUPIDITY. You obviously don't know him at all.

Didn’t know Indian music industry taking share from concerts. 40-50% is bit too much. This is why Indian government should make rules for royalties.

Yes, nowadays media just twist everything one say. But I am a bit curious about the payment methods. Why does not Pakistani singers pay to the companies? It can't be because the companies do them favors. They must be paid lesser, or have a different type of contract. Does this rule only work on the Pakistani artist, or is it the same for all other artist out of India?

His points are all very logical and right, but media always highlights the Pak part not letting the real discrimination surface which these singers face, Lata has been fighting for it all her life, Mhmd. Rafi also achieved some success in getting rights, but overall its bad for singers.

Movies make half or sometimes 90% business on songs, award/wedding/concert shows, etc. earn based on songs, and the singers/composers get nothing out of re-use of their songs and actors take away all money. Singers/composers should've been more wealthy.

Same as writers issue in India, they dont get enough till Salim-Javed achieved some success, then Vijayendra Prasad inspired from the duo.

And to add to that, discriminating against Indians in favor of Pak artists is worst kind of economic torture.

He is absolutely right and mentally retarded journals they pick up only what could fetch TRP

I'm sure you must be SONU NIGAM himself .... Hahahaha

He is right

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