Statement reduced to 'sensational' headlines: Sonu Nigam on Pak remark
Sonu Nigam has said the comment he made at a media summit recently that it "would be better if I was from Pakistan" was taken out of context.
According to reports, the singer on Sunday had said that sometimes he wishes he was from Pakistan so he would get more offers from India.
"My point about being better off being born in Pakistan was about the music companies in India asking Indian singers to pay 40-50 per cent 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 wrote on Facebook.
Sonu reportedly rued the prevailing culture of remixes and how they were limiting for singers and joked, "Sometimes, I feel like it would be better if I was from Pakistan. At least I would get offers from India."
The line became a huge controversy online with people criticising the singer.
In recent past, Sonu had hit headlines for criticising the use loudspeakers at places of religious importance.
(With inputs from agencies.)