Sonakshi won't take allegations lying down Image: Facebook
After singer-composer Kailash Kher voiced his disagreement over Sonakshi Sinha's performance at Justin Bieber's maiden concert in India, the actor has said that she is not even performing at the pop star's concert.
"Firstly, I am not performing at the Bieber concert. It was speculated because I was approached and carried forward by publications and portals even after I stated in various interviews that it's not happening," Sonakshi said in a statement.
The 29-year-old further added that she loves music, and if anyone has a problem with that then they can go and "love" themselves. "Secondly, I am an actor who loves music, who loves to perform and who loves to sing. And if anyone has a problem with that, in the wise words of baba Bieber himself... they can go 'love' themselves. Over and out," no-nonsense Sona added.
Just chill chill... just chill 🎶 pic.twitter.com/grdJlVDRX2— NOOR (@sonakshisinha) April 24, 2017
It was earlier reported that Sonakshi will perform the opening act at the concert, which will be held at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on May 10. Reacting to these reports Kailash Kher had shown his disapproval and had said in an interview that getting the Dabangg actor on board to perform at Bieber's maiden concert in the country over any other acclaimed Indian singer is not a good sign, and it sends a wrong message internationally, too.
However the event's promoter also issued a statement clarifying the move. "With regards to inclusion of Bollywood stars, for music events of this stature which attract colossal media traction, its hard to shy away from the fact that Bollywood plays a very vital role in generating mass awareness and enhancing the global goodwill of the country," Arjun Jain, director of the White Fox India, the organisers, said in a statement.
The Justin Bieber Purpose Tour "follows a strict global mandate to not integrate any live act as part of the opening act as the focus should be on the headliner artist. As much as we would like to include a balanced line-up of music and film personalities, we will need to adhere to the guidelines as laid down by the global management," Jain added.
(Inputs from IANS)