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
hanged himself to death during a rally of Aam Admi Party on April 22.
I am far from politics but I feel this truth should come out for the sake of my poet friend Kumar Vishwas. https://t.co/E4QWJrgg6c— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 26, 2015
Earlier, in December 2013,
, 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."
So now Zee announces a ban on me. :) What do I say.. God bless everyone.— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 28, 2015
"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.
Well legal or illegal, one thing's for sure. Banning someone, is definitely unGodly.— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 28, 2015
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
Very true!! When people get Power Drunk.. They want to play God.. Definitely UnGodly.. https://t.co/w9DsUQW3vo— shaan (@singer_shaan) April 29, 2015
Twitteratii, too is in favour of Sonu Nigam and a number of users are tweeting making #IstandwithSonuNigam the top India trend.
Really?? Sonu Nigam doesn't need u Zee music, he s a self made man. But u exposed your real face. #IStandWithSonuNigam— Prerna (@Iam_Prerna) April 29, 2015
Heard, Zee Music Co. will not buy music with Sonu Nigam’s songs. Reason unknown. The singer would be replaced in their forthcoming films.— Komal Nahta (@KomalNahta) April 28, 2015