Indian singer Sonu Nigam after facing serious criticism on his comment “If I was from Pakistan” accused media of misinterpreting his remarks. He blamed some journalists for missing “the real content”.
The singer clarified himself saying “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.”
“My point about being better off being born in Pakistan was about the music companies in India asking Indian singers to pay 40-50 per cent 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,” he added.
The singer posted on his Facebook m“This was the important point I made and these guys changed it to ‘I would have been better off born in Pakistan I’d have work come my way.’ What do I say. Pathetic.”
During the summit, the singer was talking about why so many songs are being remixed these days. “Sometimes, I feel like it would be better if I was from Pakistan. At least I would get offers from India,” he joked. “Nowadays, singers have to pay music companies for shows. If we don’t shell out the money, they will play songs sung by other singers and highlight them. Then, they will take money from them,” he said.