BH CORRESPONDENT, Mumbai: After Bollywood’s popular singer Sony Nigam accused T-Series honcho Bhushan Kumar of being one of the mafias in the music industry, his wife Divya Khosla Kumar now has launched a scathing attack on Sonu. The singer even said in his videos who Bhushan Kumar, the head of entertainment giant T-Series, begged him for protection from gangster Abu Salem over two decades ago.
Now, Divya posted a video on Instagram, where she said how Sonu thought T-Series will sink after the death of Gulshan Kumar and so he signed up with an other music company.
“When tragedy struck T-Series family after the death of Gulshan Kumar, Sonu Nigam thought the company will sink and so he signed up with an obscure music company. He was thankless, he did not think twice about standing with T-Series in a tough time, didn’t think about supporting Gulshan Kumar ji‘s son Bhushan ji, who was only 18 then,” Divya said in the video.
She also reminded the singer how Gulshan Kumar spotted him at Delhi’s Ram Lila and brought him to Mumbai. “Let me tell you, Sonu Nigam used to sing at Delhi’s Ram Lila for five rupees. Gulshan Kumar ji spotted him and saw talent, gave him flight ticket, brought him to Bombay, and said, ‘beta I will make you a star’. Now you tell me, Sonu Nigam ji, this was said to you or not? Will you deny it now? Gulshan ji did films with you, took you to great heights, but what did you do?,” said Divya.
The entire nepotism controversy started after the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, who was found hanging in his Mumbai home on June 14.
Now, what made the controversy between Sonu and Divya more interesting was the singer himself shared her video on his Instagram page and stated that she ‘forgot to open her comments’.
Sharing her video on his Instagram page, Sonu wrote, “Presentttttting Divyaaaaa Khoslaaaaa Kumaaaaar. I think she forgot to open her comments. Let’s help her in that.” Soon, Divya was trolled, mainly for quoting Bhagvat Gita at the end of the video.
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Talking about Sonu’s accusation of Bhushan Kumar pleading the singer to save him from Abu Salem, Divya said, “Sonu Nigam ji claims Bhushan ji asked him ‘mujhe Abu Salem se bacha lo‘ (save me from Abu Salem). I want to ask something now, Sonu Nigam ji, why would Bhushan ji come to you to save himself from Abu Salem? I want an investigation. Was there a link between Abu Salem and Sonu Nigam? Yes, definitely there was. That’s why Bhushan ji went to him for help. Sonu Nigam himself said in his video that Bhushan ji had come to him for help,” she said.
She also accused the singer of not bringing any new talent in the music industry despite being a popular name. “It is very easy to talk hiding on social media, but how many talent on the ground level have you pushed forward? No one, except yourself. You have not given any chance to anybody new in the industry… And you are blaming us that we don’t give a chance to people, when in fact 97 per cent people working in T-Series are outsiders, not industry kids, they have no previous link with the industry. We are always looking for new talent,” she said.
“Sonu Nigam says the industry doesn’t give a right direction to talent. But you’re a legend, I want to ask, you are a big star, how many people have you given a chance till today? You’re a big legend and many people must be coming to you for help, like ‘Sonu ji mere bete ko madad kar dijiye, hume milwa dijiye T-Series mein‘… But you have not even come once saying ‘isko chance dedo, yeh bada talent hai‘, you have never introduced any new talent to the industry, you have never spoken about giving a chance to people,” Divya said.