‘Prayers anywhere shouldn’t disturb others’ says Javed Akhtar on Sonu Nigam’s Azan controversy

Singer Sonu Nigam is making headlines over his controversial remarks on the use of loudspeakers at religious places. Bollywood stands divided in this entire controversy. However, the latest one to speak up on this is writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar.

Bollywood lyricist and scriptwriter supports Sonu and said that prayers at any place of worship should not disturb others.

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“As far as I think, no matter if it’s a Masjid, Mandir, Church or Gurudwara, whatever is the place, do your prayers, but it shouldn’t disturb anyone else,” Akhtar said.

Recently, exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen and comedian Sunil Grover have come up in support of the singer. Sonu Nigam had faced flak on Twitter after he tweeted about being woken up by the sound of azaan coming from a mosque near his house.

In a series of tweets, the singer expressed his discontent with the way he has to wake up every day by the sound of azaan coming from a mosque near his house. He went to the extent of calling it ‘gundagardi’ and said that he doesn’t believe in any temple or gurudwara using electricity to wake up people who don’t follow the religion.

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