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Sonu Nigam does not want son to become a singer

17 Nov 2020

Sonu Nigam does not want son to become a singer

Singer Sonu Nigam, who never shies away from speaking his mind, recently opened up about his son's career plans.

After Rahman, Resul Pookutty says Bollywood ignored him as well

27 Jul 2020

After Rahman, Resul Pookutty says Bollywood ignored him as well

Oscar award-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty has opened up about how Bollywood sidelined him after he won the coveted accolade.

Kangana supports Rahman after he calls out Bollywood 'gangs'

26 Jul 2020

Kangana supports Rahman after he calls out Bollywood 'gangs'

One realizes that the infighting has really hit home when AR Rahman, a man of few words who prefers speaking through his talent, opens up against the industry.

Salim Merchant supports Sonu Nigam's claims about the music industry

25 Jun 2020

Salim Merchant supports Sonu Nigam's claims about the music industry

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic demise has triggered a huge debate not just in the film industry but also in the music fraternity.

Don't you dare mess with me: Sonu tells Bhushan Kumar

23 Jun 2020

Don't you dare mess with me: Sonu tells Bhushan Kumar

Days after he put out a video blog making serious revelations about how the Indian music industry functions, singer Sonu Nigam has now slammed music label T-Series' head honcho Bhushan Kumar. He warned the 42-year-old music mogul to "not to mess" with him.

You might soon hear about suicides in music industry: Sonu

19 Jun 2020

You might soon hear about suicides in music industry: Sonu

In the wake of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic demise, singer Sonu Nigam put out a video blog, thereby making some serious revelations about how the music fraternity works and requesting major music labels to be more compassionate towards newcomers.

#Throwback: When a 16-year-old Sonu Nigam sang 'Mahabharat' title song

06 May 2020

#Throwback: When a 16-year-old Sonu Nigam sang 'Mahabharat' title song

Sonu Nigam and singing are a match made in heaven.

#MeToo: Neha Bhasin calls Anu Malik 'pervert', Sona slams Sony

31 Oct 2019

#MeToo: Neha Bhasin calls Anu Malik 'pervert', Sona slams Sony

Around this time last year, social media was abuzz with #MeToo stories. Indian women, who had been humiliated, abused, or made uncomfortable by men in power spoke about the trauma.

Mika fights with journalist when questioned over his Pakistan performance

22 Aug 2019

Mika fights with journalist when questioned over his Pakistan performance

On Wednesday, singer Mika Singh got engaged in a verbal duel with a journalist who raised questions on his performance in Pakistan, earlier this month.

Sonu Nigam rushed to hospital due to acute back pain

20 Feb 2019

Sonu Nigam rushed to hospital due to acute back pain

Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam, who was in Nepal for a concert in Pokhara, was rushed to the hospital yesterday after he complained of back pain.

Sona's vomiting on Twitter. I'd like to maintain decorum: Sonu

20 Dec 2018

Sona's vomiting on Twitter. I'd like to maintain decorum: Sonu

Singer Sonu Nigam has responded to Sona Mohapatra's tweets against him, saying that though she's "vomiting" on Twitter, he would like to maintain decorum.

#MeToo: Sona Mohapatra slams Sonu Nigam for supporting Anu Malik

19 Dec 2018

#MeToo: Sona Mohapatra slams Sonu Nigam for supporting Anu Malik

Sonu Nigam sparked fresh controversy after he extended support to Anu Malik, who was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.

#MeToo: Sonu Nigam defends Anu Malik against sexual harassment allegations

19 Dec 2018

#MeToo: Sonu Nigam defends Anu Malik against sexual harassment allegations

Singer Sonu Nigam has come out in support of his music director friend Anu Malik, who was accused of sexual misconduct by several women.

Anti-plastic song by Kirkire, Shaan screened at the United Nations

25 Aug 2018

Anti-plastic song by Kirkire, Shaan screened at the United Nations

'Tik Tik Plastic Tik Na Paye Re', a song penned by noted lyricist Swanand Kirkire and composed by singer Shaan was screened at the United Nations in New York as part of its anti-plastic campaign.

Anil Kapoor's tribute to Mohammed Rafi on his 38th death-anniversary

31 Jul 2018

Anil Kapoor's tribute to Mohammed Rafi on his 38th death-anniversary

Anil Kapoor has recreated Mohammed Rafi's classic song 'Badan pe sitare' in his own inimitable style to remember the legendary playback singer on his 38th death anniversary.

'102 Not Out': Amitabh-Rishi are beating the heat with 'Kulfi'

01 May 2018

'102 Not Out': Amitabh-Rishi are beating the heat with 'Kulfi'

The excitement levels for Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor starrer '102 Not Out' are going up by the day. The adorable chemistry of the two superstars is enthralling the audience big time.

Karan Johar celebrates mother Hiroo Johar's birthday with Kajol

19 Mar 2018

Karan Johar celebrates mother Hiroo Johar's birthday with Kajol

The 75th birthday of filmmaker Karan Johar's mother Hiroo turned out to be a memorable affair as Karan Johar and Kajol, who had a fallout in 2016, happily posed for pictures together.

Mumbai: CM Fadnavis, wife sing to save rivers; Opposition fumes

27 Feb 2018

Mumbai: CM Fadnavis, wife sing to save rivers; Opposition fumes

An almost 4-minute long video starting with a concerned Amruta at her residence in Malabar Hill and progressing to show her husband CM Devendra Fadnavis, along with other eminent government officials has drawn ire of Opposition parties.

Azaan controversy: LeT planning the assassination of Sonu Nigam?

06 Feb 2018

Azaan controversy: LeT planning the assassination of Sonu Nigam?

In a shocking turn of events, singer Sonu Nigam and two BJP MLAs namely Ram Kadam and Ashish Shelar, have been issued advisory of threat.

Sonu Nigam faces heat in Dubai for making anti-Islam statements

08 Jan 2018

Sonu Nigam faces heat in Dubai for making anti-Islam statements

After Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam's anti-Islamic tweets last year against the sound of 'Azaan', an appeal to boycott his upcoming live concerts in Dubai is being circulated on WhatsApp.

#ThatWas2017: 5 controversies that rocked Bollywood in 2017

28 Dec 2017

#ThatWas2017: 5 controversies that rocked Bollywood in 2017

This year, Bollywood has seen some of the biggest fall-outs and controversies.

Fatwa against JD(U) minister for 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan

31 Jul 2017

Fatwa against JD(U) minister for 'Jai Shri Ram' slogan

A top Muslim cleric issued a fatwa against a JD(U) minister for raising slogans of 'Jai Shri Ram'.

Azaan controversy: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi files police complaints against abusive messages

27 Jul 2017

Azaan controversy: Suchitra Krishnamoorthi files police complaints against abusive messages

Actor Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has been facing a barrage of abusive messages on social media after she protested the "most aggressive/ear-shattering call of azaan".

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi enters azaan row, tweets about 'extreme imposed religiosity'

24 Jul 2017

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi enters azaan row, tweets about 'extreme imposed religiosity'

Actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi has now joined the azaan debate, which was triggered by Sonu Nigam objecting to the morning prayer in April.

Controversy: ICSE textbook depicts mosque as source of noise pollution

04 Jul 2017

Controversy: ICSE textbook depicts mosque as source of noise pollution

An image in a Class VI textbook under the ICSE has created a furore for depicting mosques as a source of noise pollution.

Haryana's Manushi Chhillar crowned Femina Miss India World 2017

26 Jun 2017

Haryana's Manushi Chhillar crowned Femina Miss India World 2017

Manushi Chhillar from Haryana was judged the 54th Femina Miss India World 2017, followed by first runner-up Sana Dua from J&K and second runner-up Priyanka Kumari from Bihar.

Abhijeet's new Twitter account suspended a day after his comeback

30 May 2017

Abhijeet's new Twitter account suspended a day after his comeback

A day after Abhijeet Bhattacharya made a new account after his original was suspended, Twitter has blocked it again.

Sonu Nigam quits Twitter over 'one-sided sham'

24 May 2017

Sonu Nigam quits Twitter over 'one-sided sham'

Complaining about media, trolling and "so much venom" on Twitter, Sonu Nigam signed off from the social networking site on May 24.

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account suspended for offensive tweets

24 May 2017

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account suspended for offensive tweets

Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya's Twitter account was suspended by the micro-blogging website after he wrote a string of offensive tweets against women.

Maulvi offers Rs. 20L for garlanding Nawaz Sharif with shoes

20 May 2017

Maulvi offers Rs. 20L for garlanding Nawaz Sharif with shoes

Religious leader Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, chairman of All India Minority United Council, has issued a new announcement: a reward of Rs. 20 lakh to anyone who garlands Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif with a string of shoes and parades him around India.

Assassinations to the Azaan row: Understanding fatwas

11 May 2017

Assassinations to the Azaan row: Understanding fatwas

Fatwas have been at the centre of eye-catching news stories in recent times, especially in the wake of the Sonu Nigam Azaan controversy. They make for interesting reading material both due to reflection of radicalism in some and the sheer absurdity in certain others.

Sonu Nigam controversy:HC says azaan, not loudspeakers integral to Islam

03 May 2017

Sonu Nigam controversy:HC says azaan, not loudspeakers integral to Islam

The Punjab and Haryana High Court said despite of Azaan being an integral part of Islam, it need not necessarily be played on loudspeakers.

Nigam's tweet aggressive, but azaan's loudness displays insecurity: Saif Ali

24 Apr 2017

Nigam's tweet aggressive, but azaan's loudness displays insecurity: Saif Ali

Acknowledging he found Sonu Nigam's tweet a little "aggressive" initially, Saif Ali Khan said the loud sound of azaan displays "insecurity".

BBC says no noise near Sonu's apartment, Quint disagrees

22 Apr 2017

BBC says no noise near Sonu's apartment, Quint disagrees

While Sonu Nigam's tweets did stir a controversy, BBC chimed in by saying that when they sent their reporter to Nigam's residence she had stated that there was "no audible sounds of azaan".

Complaint against Sonu Nigam over tweet

20 Apr 2017

Complaint against Sonu Nigam over tweet

A religious leader from Aurangabad has filed a complaint with the local police over Sonu Nigam's tweet about the use of loud speakers during prayers.

Sonu Nigam shaves head over Rs. 10 lakh fatwa

19 Apr 2017

Sonu Nigam shaves head over Rs. 10 lakh fatwa

In response to a fatwa issued by a Kolkata-based cleric who offered Rs. 10 lakh to anyone who shaves Sonu Nigam's head, the singer shaved his own head on live television, to claim the reward.

Sonu Nigam creates controversy after protesting 'azaan'

17 Apr 2017

Sonu Nigam creates controversy after protesting 'azaan'

Singer Sonu Nigam created a controversy when he took to Twitter to complain about being woken up due to a nearby mosque's azaan.

Illayaraja's legal notice to Balasubramanyam for using his compositions

21 Mar 2017

Illayaraja's legal notice to Balasubramanyam for using his compositions

Music legend Illayaraja sent a legal notice to playback singer Balasubramanyam for singing the former's compositions without prior permission at many concerts.