It began when Armaan Malik tweeted: "Agree with Kailash Kher sir. Actors are actors and singers are singers. Leave the stage and mic to us. That's our playground, not yours."
The conversation, as it happened:
A secure artist wud always encourage another artist to grow their skills and follow their dreams. Art in any form should not be suppressed. https://t.co/hJlm9U6Gk3? NOOR (@sonakshisinha) April 24, 2017
I Agree with u sonakshi.. but I voiced what I felt about how singers are shunned in our country & given lesser importance than actors!! https://t.co/Gnwshe01GP? ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) April 24, 2017
And this is definitely not the same tune you were singing when you wanted me to sing for you https://t.co/hJlm9U6Gk3? NOOR (@sonakshisinha) April 24, 2017
Armaan also posted these tweets:
It takes years of practice & devotion to be a professional. Be it acting, singing or any art for that matter. If u do something, do it well.? ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) April 24, 2017
Millions of singers are finding opportunities to work. Imagine how crushed they would feel when they see non-singers getting that chance?!? ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) April 24, 2017
Amaal Mallik has also tweeted saying that he 'seconds' Kailash Kher.
What Mr Kher originally said to news agency IANS about Sonakshi Sinha is this: "I read somewhere that Canadian singer Justin Bieber is coming to India, and Sonakshi will perform at the gig. The news was cute, but quite a lie. It doesn't give a good message internationally. "They (people from foreign shores) will think that Sonakshi must be a big singer in India. And then she will get concert offers from Canada, and then probably Sonakshi will laugh them off saying 'I am not a singer but an actor."
Sonakshi Sinha, who also performed ahead of the Coldplay concert some months ago, and Jacqueline Fernandez are expected to be part of Justin Bieber's Mumbai concert on May 10. "I'm looking forward to this event," Sonakshi Sinha told IANS earlier.