Singer Sonu Nigam attacked during a live event in Mumbai

Industry Watch | February 21, 2023 | News

Sonu Nigam Attacked Chembur Festival Mumbai

Creating a well thought and elaborate safety plan has emerged to become a dominant conversation among event planners across the country today. In a recent incident, acclaimed artist and singer Sonu Nigam was allegedly attacked by the MLA’s son while performing at a live concert in Chembur, Mumbai.

The incident has raised concerns about the safety of artists performing live events, as such incidents are becoming increasingly common.

A video of the incident has since surfaced online, causing widespread outrage among fans of the acclaimed artists fans of the acclaimed artist.

The video shows the singer being pulled down from the stage and pushed around by the assailant, who is seen trying to punch him.

Sonu Nigam arrived at the Chembur Police Station to lodge a complaint following the attack.

Speaking about the incident, DCP Zone 6 Hemrajsingh Rajput, said, “As per interaction with Sonu Nigam, the incident did not seem to be intentional, it was done by a single person. The volunteers then controlled the situation. Only one name in FIR. It’s just a case where the singer was held by accused maybe due to intention of having photo (sic).”

A case under sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 337 (causing hurt by endangering life or personal safety of others) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered.

Sonu Nigam said, “After the concert, I was coming down from stage when a man, Swapnil Prakash Phaterpekar held me. Then he pushed Hari & Rabbani who came to save me, then I fell on steps. I filed a complaint so that people should think about forcefully taking selfies & causing scuffle.”  

In our recent interview with Dr. Gaurav Chandra, founder, ProDocs Healthcare shared the importance of managing Health & Safety during events.

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In a recent incident, acclaimed artist and singer Sonu Nigam was allegedly attacked by the MLA’s son while performing at a live concert in Chembur, Mumbai.

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