The social media can be a wonderful place, indeed!
As we all know, recently, Sonu Nigam sent out a tweet about the Azaan call given by a mosque near his house and called it ‘forced religiousness’. Needless to say, this created a buzz on the social media and several Twitter users ripped him apart like never before. Shortly thereafter, Sonu took to Twitter and clarified that he wasn’t targeting any religion but was simply objecting to the use of loudspeakers at religious places
“And dear Everyone, for those who are tainting my Tweets anti Muslim, tell me 1 place where I have said anything related, & I’ll apologize. When I am talking about Loudspeakers, I did mention Temples and Gurudwaras too. Is it that hard to comprehend? Loosen up guys.”
Interestingly, amidst all this, an old video featuring Priyanka Chopra is going viral and that too for all the right reasons. In it, the actress can be seen talking about how she loves the sound of the Azaan and feels that it is ‘mesmerising’.
“In Bhopal, the most interesting time of the day is evening when one could hear to the divine Azaan. After pack up, at sunset, I sit on my terrace here where I can listen to Azaan which probably comes from six Masjids. Those five minutes have a strange peace in it. That time of the day is my favourite and the sound of Azaan is like music to my ears,”
Well, we must say, these recent developments prove that the social media is a terrific place and can be quite unpredictable.