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A new twist in tale as Sonu Nigam shaves off head on live TV but the cleric refuses to pay Rs 10 lakh
Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam has once again set Twitter ablaze after he shaved off his head today at his residence after a Muslim cleric from West Bengal issued a fatwa offering Rs 10 lakh to anyone who would shave his head.
The singer took up the cleric's challenge sportingly and promised to shave his head in a series of tweets earlier today. Nigam even asked the cleric to keep Rs 10 lakh ready.

Shortly after interacting with journalists at his Juhu residence, Nigam delivered on his promise and got his hair shaved off. The singer had invited celebrity hairstylist Aalim Hakim to cut his hair.

On Monday, Nigam had sparked off a controversy by tweeting that morning azaan unnecessarily woke him up and it was like 'forced religiousness'. His comments on Twitter had not gone down well especially with the Muslim community and he had been labelled as anti-Muslim.

However, the 43-old singer today once again clarified his stand and said, "I believe loudspeakers are not a necessity in temples, masjids and gurudwaras."

On the question of being labelled as anti-Muslim, Nigam replied, "I have considered Mohammed Rafi as my guru. My driver is Muslim. I am not anti-Muslim, I consider myself secular."

Twitter has been abuzz after the singer's bold move.

But, in the meanwhile, Syed Sha Atef Ali Quaderi, the vice-president of West Bengal United Minority Council, the cleric who had issued the fatwa has backed out from paying Rs 10 lakh to Nigam.

Quaderi is now saying that Nigam has just fulfilled one out of the three conditions that he had laid out. He was quoted by ANI as saying, "Sonu Nigam has not done all the things I asked for, two out of three things remain unfulfilled."

He further said, "Will give reward for Rs 10 lakh, only when he does rest two – garland old torn shoes and tour around the country."

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