Sonu Nigam banned by music company for 'supporting' Kumar Vishwas?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 29, 2015 23:14 IST

Singer Sonu Nigam is in the middle of yet another controversy, and it has nothing to do with his songs. Nigam tweeted on Wednesday that Zee Music has put a ban on him, for allegedley for sharing a video in support on Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas.

The video claims that Zee News had added a voice-over "Latak Gaya?" to make it sound as if Kumar was asking the question at Jantar Mantar after Rajasthan's

Gajendra Singh

hanged himself to death during a rally of Aam Admi Party on April 22.

Earlier, in December 2013,

Sonu Nigam

, along with several other singers including Sunidhi Chauhan and Shreya Ghoshal, was part of a campaign against music companies and refused to sign contracts with music labels that do not give them a share of royalty for the songs they sing. Sonu Nigam tweeted that he may give up singing in Bollywood because of ‘unfair’ contracts, after he refused to sign a contract for Shekhar Suman’s Heartless, the music right of which is with T Series. "It (such a contract) is feudal, humiliating and illegal," he wrote.

Sharing the news of Zee banning him, Sonu Nigam tweeted, "So now Zee announces a ban on me. :) What do I say.. God bless everyone."

"Wonder should it not be illegal to ban someone on the pretext of nothing in a democracy? Influencing others to not work with an individual.Well legal or illegal, one thing's for sure. Banning someone, is definitely unGodly, he further wrote on Twitter.

Reportedly, now Zee Music will not buy any music with ‘Sonu Nigam songs’ as they have put a ban on him.

Kumar Vishwas, too, tweeted his support for the singer, "I had different plans for my 10 Thousandth Tweet, but now, it should go to salute the courage of @sonunigam #IStandWithSonuNigam"

Singer Shaan, too, extended his support for Sonu Nigam and tweeted

Twitteratii, too is in favour of Sonu Nigam and a number of users are tweeting making #IstandwithSonuNigam the top India trend.

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