Sonu Nigam azaan row: Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri backs the singer; urges Maharashtra CM to act against 'illegal blaring of Azaan'

Sonu Nigam, who has courted controversy with his azaan remark, has found support in filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri

While Sonu Nigam is facing severe backlash over his comments on azaan, he has found support from filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri. The latter has even gone to the extent of sponsoring a campaign against ‘illegal blaring of Azaan and other prayers on loudspeakers.’ He even urged Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis to help force action in the issue.

Agnihotri soon found himself involved in a Twitter war with Maharashtra Congress leader Shehzad Poonawalla, who questioned his move, asking whether his campaign extended to the loudspeakers during Ganesh Chaturthi as well. To which, the Buddha In a Traffic Jam director remained unfazed and said,”Of course, yes. All kinds. Since Azaan attack leads all other noise pollution it’s in foreground. Pl. operate and support.”

Meanwhile, Agnihotri also urged Poonawalla to join him in lodging an FIR in the local police station over the issue. Just check out these tweets by the filmmaker who has voiced his opinion on the JNU controversy in the past.

And Agnihotri’s response to Poonawalla’s comment as well.

And check this tweet by the Hate Story director too.

Sonu Nigam sparked a major controversy early in the morning with his tweet, complaining about being woken up by the morning azaan.

Agnihotri’s film Buddha In A Traffic Jam had sparked a major controversy when its screening was cancelled at Kolkata’s Jadavpur University due to code of conduct prevailing in the state in wake of Assembly elections.

Also read: ‘100 more seats needed in Rajya Sabha for bigoted sycophants’: Stand up comic Aditi Mittal reacts to Sonu Nigam’s azaan comment

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