Sonu Nigam azaan row: Praying to God shouldn’t disturb others, says Javed Akhtar

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Updated: April 22, 2017 6:08 pm

Javed Akhtar: Do your prayers, but it shouldn’t disturb anyone else. Its a great honour to be associated with the name Dada Saheb Phalke, the first man of cinema as we call him father of cinema. Javed told IANS, “As far as I think, no matter if it’s a Masjid, Mandir, Church or Gurudwara, whatever is the place, do your prayers, but it shouldn’t disturb anyone else.” Javed was awarded best poet, lyricist and scriptwriter of Bollywood at recently conducted Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2017 on Friday night. So I am glad to be here and proud to be associated with the award.” Other celebrities present at the event included, “Urvashi Rautela, Hema Malini, Anup Jalota, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Divya Khosla Kumar, Phalguni Pathak, Jubin Nautiyal, Kirti Kulhari, Juhi Chawla, Usha Nadkarni, Piyush Mishra, Rana Daggubati, Shoojit Sircar and Saiyami Kher.”
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Meanwhile, other actors also shared their views on Sonu Nigam azaan row. The actor said, “”I am grateful to be recognised for my work. It depends on each person’s individual thinking what they think and what they find.”
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First Published on: April 22, 2017 6:05 pm© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Songwriter Javed Akhtar recently shared his views on Son Nigam’s tweet on azaan. Actor Raveena Tandon said, “If we look at the current scenario of our country — whether you look at people of any religion — fanaticism is wrong. Actor Pankaj Kapur was also awarded for his acting in several films. But it doesn’t mean I am becoming communal. If Diwali firecrackers are being controlled, I promote that.