Sonu Nigam: The mindset of people in UP and Bihar needs to change

Tue, February 26, 2013 12:08pm UTC by 7 Comments
Sonu Nigam: The mindset of people in UP and Bihar needs to change

The singer reacts after Manish Jain, owner of Teerthanker Mahaveer University, humiliated him after a concert

Singer Sonu Nigam, who was at a show at a college in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad city on Saturday night (February 23), is upset after Manish Jain, the organiser and college owner, humiliated him post concert by not letting him catch his flight from Delhi despite repeated requests.

“I was not supposed to go for the show as my mom was in a critical condition and despite that I went and performed for three hours as I had given a commitment. But I was completely zapped with the behaviour of Manish Jain who is the college owner,” Sonu told reporters on February 25.

“After the concert I had to leave for Delhi to catch the 4am flight and he (Jain) was just not letting us go, as he was getting his friends and family to click pictures with me. I patiently did that and when I said my mom is unwell and I have to leave, he started saying he had spent Rs 50 lakh for the show and would not let me (Nigam) leave till he clicked pictures with everyone,” he added.

Jain is the group Vice-Chairman of Teerthanker Mahaveer University where Nigam performed. The singer patiently stayed 1.25am and was extremely upset. He said people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar need to change their mindset and this is one of the reasons why artistes avoid concerts in these states.

“Police there were helpless and I could see ‘sorry’ in the eyes of policemen. I am from UP myself and I don’t have anything against anybody but the mindset of people there needs to be changed. Why do you think there are no shows happening in Bihar?” he said.

Despite this entire incident, Nigam says he is no mood to lodge a case. “I did not overreact at the time but had things gone worse, I would have gone ahead. The idea is that I want people to know how artistes are treated at times. My intention is that artistes should be respected because we are here to entertain you,” said the 39-year-old.Subscribe to me on YouTube

  • NV

    This idiot should know that all leading artists perform in Patna. And we don’t like to invite cheap artists like him when we get Pandit Jasraj, Jakir Husain and Hariprasad Chaurasia to perform every year.

    People don’t invite cheap imitating artists like him to enjoy music, rather they are invited to have rangarang tamasha. No sympathy for this idiot.

    • wild

      If you don’t know the incident then it is always better to keep the mouth shut. Your type of people gives the chance for this type of behavior. One more thing sonu nigam don’t need the sympathy for your type of people. may be you don’t know the organization’s owner what type of brutal guy he is.

    • rj

      Oyeee hello…better mind ur younger…do u have any idea of whom are you talking about…he is not only pride of our nation he’s our sonu Nigam…start respecting each and every artist…he doesn’t owe anything to u …n people like u are only responsible for creating such an impression of our state…do u have any clue that his Mom is no more…in this condition also he did what Raj kapoor said THE SHOW MUST Go ON…he’s a real fighter…he is the real Indian idol…

      • rj

        Language*

        • wild

          @rj,
          ya you are saying absolutely right.
          people like NV should have change their mind set.

  • Akhilesh

    It’s a shame such a great singer to go on such a place had to be upset.

  • Akhilesh

    Can you tell us about that incident from your side?


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