Sonu Nigam has been banned by a famous media channel for sharing a video on Monday, urging people to learn the "truth" behind AAP's national executive Kumar Vishwas' "alleged" comment on farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide.
"I am far from politics but I feel this truth should come out for the sake of my poet friend Kumar Vishwas," he tweeted attaching a YouTube clip titled, "ZEE News Exposed "LATAK GAYA" Voiceover".
He followed it up with a series of tweets:
Glad 2 see a nice response 2 my tweet last night. My duty is 2 be rational. True 2 what I see. Irrespective of d party or d person.— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 27, 2015
It's a simple case of some1 close 2 d cameras uttering those words. Not mischievously but by chance perhaps. It's only fair, 2 be fair. Love— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 27, 2015
So now Zee announces a ban on me. :) What do I say.. God bless everyone.— Sonu Nigam (@sonunigam) April 28, 2015
Trade expert Komal Nahta posted on the micro-blogging site that the company will be replacing the gifted singer in all their upcoming films.
While this news comes as a disappointment to Sonu's fans, what's interesting to note is he has social media's support. With #IStandWithSonuNigam trending, it's evident how most people do not approve of the ban slapped on him.
Here are some posts:
Mahesh Latey: "Seems even news channel following achhe din model of banning things they don't like. #IStandWithSonuNigam"
Pankaj Mishra: "So much for speaking truth in India!! @sonunigam U r a global star! @ZeeNews will come begging to U! @DrKumarVishwas #IStandWithSonuNigam"
Ghanshyam Dixit(AAP): "#Shameless Fourth pillar of democracy the Indian Media is going to its worst Banning @sonunigam is murder of democracy #IStandWithSonuNigam"
Anita Subramani: "@sonunigam We as a country are gravitating towards bans ;). Whatever, there's plenty of other ways of listening to you :) Good luck to zee!"