Posted on 25/Jun/2020 Riya
Bhushan Kumar’s wife and actor-director Divya Khosla Kumar has responded to Sonu Nigam’s allegations against her husband with an angry video. She has accused the singer of running a smear PR campaign against the T-Series chairman.
Divya, in the nearly 11-minute long video, says that T-Series has given chance to thousands of outsiders over the years, which include music directors, singers, lyricists, actors and directors. She adds that in her directorial debut, Yaariyan (2014), she gave chance to 10 newcomers, four of whom have become big names in the industry.
Sonu, in one of his videos, had accused Bhushan of being the ‘music mafia’ of the industry and harassing music professionals. To this, Divya asks Sonu as to how many people has he given chance to. Lambasting Sonu, she says that it is easy to take refuge in social media and make allegations.
She then reminds Sonu of the time when the singer allegedly sang for Rs 5 at a Ramleela in Delhi and was spotted by Bhushan’s father and T-Series founder Gulshan Kumar. She stresses how Gulshan played an instrumental role in the making of who Sonu Nigam is today. She also brings her cook Sheru into the frame to strengthen her claims.
Divya alleges that after Gulshan Kumar’s tragic killing in 1997, Sonu had gone to a rival music company to safeguard his career. She says that it was the time when Sonu had obliged Bhushan by doing the album Deewana for him but is now reminding him of the favour.
Sonu had named model-actress Marina Kuwar – who had accused Bhushan of sexual harassment during India’s #MeToo movement – in his video. The crooner had threatened Bhushan of uploading a video that he claims to be in possession of. Divya says that singer is free to upload the video but it should be backed by proof. She says that Marina’s case was one of the many blackmailing cases they faced during the movement, which she says, was misused by many.
Below, watch the video:
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