The Agent Vinod actor also added that 'it is fine to express your views'. "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's the first thing you think of. There's a bit of fear there. 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," Indian Express quoted Saif Ali Khan as saying.
Goodmorning India pic.twitter.com/gG8lqPZTSQ? Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 23, 2017
Many celebrities including Kangana Ranaut, Javed Akhtar and Anupam Kher have supported Sonu Nigam's protest against the use of loudspeakers.
In his previous tweets, Sonu Nigam complained about the morning azaan, calling it 'gundagardi' and 'forced religiousness.' After being trolled by several on Twitter, he added: "Dear everyone. Your stand exposes your own IQ. I stand by my statement that loudspeakers should not be allowed in Mosques & Temples. Period."
God bless everyone. I'm not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning. When will this forced religiousness end in India? Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 16, 2017
And by the way Mohammed did not have electricity when he made Islam.. Why do I have to have this cacophony after Edison?? Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
I don't believe in any temple or gurudwara using electricity To wake up people who don't follow the religion . Why then..? Honest? True?? Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
Gundagardi hai bus...? Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 17, 2017
Dear everyone. Your stand exposes your own IQ. I stand by my statement that loudspeakers should not be allowed in Mosques & Temples. Period? Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 18, 2017
In defiance of a 'fatwa' issued against him by Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi of the West Bengal Minority Council, Sonu Nigam shaved his head on April 20. Mr Quaderi , who initially offered to pay Rs 10 lakh as a reward to have the singer go bald and garland him with old shoes, refused to pay the amount saying that Sonu Nigam failed to abide by all his conditions.
Recently, Sonu Nigam teamed up with cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for his singing debut. The duo together unveiled the song, titled Cricket Wali Beat during Indian Idol 9 grand finale.