After several publications carried reports of the same, the singer took to Twitter to explain the real issue
Guwahati: Recently several publications carried reports of an allegedly unfortunate incident, where popular playback singer Shaan was stoned for singing a Bengali song. The event reportedly took place when the singer was performing in a concert at Sarusajai stadium in Guwahati on Monday.
Assam: Stones and paper balls were pelted at Singer Shaan during a concert in Guwahati's Sarusajai stadium yesterday after he sang a Bengali song. 'Please respect the performer' Shaan told the crowd. pic.twitter.com/SRaAvmyOa5— ANI (@ANI) October 30, 2018
According to the reports, a few members in the audience threw stones were at Shaan when he started singing the Bengali number as he urged the crowd to calm down, saying, “Please respect the performer.”
The video of the incident had gone viral.
Just for the records ...loved my Assam Tour!! Saw the most fascinating sights...made new friends..had huge turnouts at every concert.. Over one unfortunate incident it would be VeryWrong to Tarnish this Beautifull State!!! Whatever happened was in the heat of the moment 🙏 https://t.co/2pcE1IUYLe— Shaan (@singer_shaan) October 29, 2018
Later, the singer took to Twitter to address the incident that sparked a debated on regionalism writing, ‘’Just for the records ...loved my Assam Tour!! Saw the most fascinating sights...made new friends..had huge turnouts at every concert.. Over one unfortunate incident it would be VeryWrong to Tarnish this Beautifull State!!! Whatever happened was in the heat of the moment.’’
Shaan walked off the stage after the incident but soon returned at the request of the organisers and also told the audience that he was performing despite running a fever.
However now, the singer took to Twitter to say that the report is 'complete lies'. Turns out only one person in the crowd misbehaved during the performance by throwing a paper ticket on stage.
Complete lies!!! One Paper ticket folded up was thrown on stage by One Person after vigorously gestering and shouting to stop singing.. That’s all ... please stop these wild speculations and lies 🙏 https://t.co/F6QdEuT761— Shaan (@singer_shaan) October 30, 2018
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Last Updated 30, Oct 2018, 4:49 PM