Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam on Wednesday posted an official statement on Facebook over the row stirred up by his comment wherein he reportedly said that he wanted to be a Pakistani singer instead of an Indian one. The singer said his basic point was something else and was reduced to a controversial statement.
He shared that his point about being better off as a Pakistani singer was to do with the remuneration system in India and how music companies waive off the same 40-50% for singers from abroad as compared to what they charge from the home singers.
He took to Facebook pointing out that the real content has been missed. He posted, “Sometimes in an attempt to make headlines catchy and sensational, some journalists miss the real content. Yesterday’s Aajtak Summit happened so amazing, and look what have they reduced it to…”. His post further read as, “My point about being better off being born in Pakistan was about the music companies in India asking Indian singers to pay 40-50% 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..!” .
The singer, who was heavily criticized or his comment, added that the important point got lost in the noise.