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Salman Khan & Priyanka Chopra’s praising Azaan video goes viral after Sonu Nigam’s Azaan controversy tweet

608823Azaan on loudspeaker troubles Bollywood Singer, Sonu Nigam whereas Bollywood Actor, Salman Khan stopped press conference for Azaan.

Although, the video is old but it gone viral now after the controversy on Azaan was triggered by Sonu Nigam with his tweets.

In the video, as a respect for Azaan, Salman Khan didn’t mind stopping the press conference for a few minutes. Social media users are impressed with Salman for prioritizing Azaan.

It is to be mentioned that Sonu Nigam’s earlier tweeted, “God bless everyone. I’m not a Muslim and I have to be woken up by the Azaan in the morning. When will this forced religiousness end in India” triggered this controversy.



According to Indian Express, the singer was supported by some and opposed by others on Twitter for expressing his view. As far as fellow members of the Bollywood film industry go, filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, Apurva Asrani and actress Richa Chadha supported his stand. Fellow singers Shaan and Kailash Kher also showed their support to Sonu Nigam.

But, actress-turned-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt did not share their view and instead took to Twitter and said she found the sound of church bells and Azaan very blissful.

In a sentiment similar to Pooja Bhatt, an old video of Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has gone viral, in which the actress has spoken positively about Azaan. In the video, which was made when Priyanka was filming for ‘Gangaajal 2’ in Bhopal, the actress said she would listen to the divine Azaan, after packup in the evening, and claimed she finds it very peaceful. She also said the Azaan was like music to her ears.

Following an outpour of supportive and opposing tweets, Sonu Nigam defended his comments in a series of posts on Twitter. He even lashed out at Twitter trolls condemning him.


The Twitteratti was divided in opinion, with those in favour of banning high-decibel broadcasts citing the August 2016 Bombay High Court order that directed noise pollution in religious places be controlled in accordance with silence zone norms. It includes not using loudspeaker in such areas.

When reached out for a comment, Sonu Nigam simply said, “I have said what I had to. The rest is for the world to decipher.”

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