Sonakshi Sinha’s brother Luv and singer Armaan Malik get into a war of words on Facebook

Preeti Kulkarni

Sonakshi Sinha and Armaan Malik’s war over the latter performing at Justin Bieber India concert went viral and the rest is history. Both parties are standing strong on their viewpoints and neither wants to go down without a good fight. Today, things turned ugly after singer Sona Mohapatra joined Armaan and took Sonakshi down. That resulted in the latter blocking the singer on Twitter but the war did not end there. Sonakshi Sinha’s brother Luv took to Facebook to share a long post about how he feels. He took potshots at Armaan Malik and his brother Amaal in his angsty message. But that did not shut Armaan up who gave him a karara jawab by a post of his own.

Here’s what Luv wrote, “An actor that sings isn’t trying to steal a singers job. It’s like saying I’m trying to steal a photographer’s assignment because I enjoy taking photos or I’m going to direct because I understand film making . Maybe the two brothers who think they can criticise others should think about how they perform (Some singers are very good performers though!) when they try to display their “acting” skills in music videos or when they dance on stage. If you don’t want actors to sing, that’s fine, some of them are not good at it but then stick to the radio because my eyes can’t handle seeing bad untrained actors trying to emote either. I’m referring to the self appointed guardians of music #Amaal and #ArmaanMalik. Would these two have the guts to call out Mr Bachchan or Mr Salman Khan or point a finger at them for singing? At least an actor can’t steal expressions, while we all know how good certain music directors have been at stealing tunes or how “live” their performances really are. Many who have risen fast have fallen even faster because of their arrogance and attitude. Let’s hope better sense prevails with age and experience and their new found fame doesn’t go to their head more than it has. (sic)

In turn, Armaan took to FB to write this, “Lol. People think that Amaal Malik & I have smart mouths. Yes we do have smart mouths that speak the truth. My brother & I never really cared what “people thought” about us. We are SECURE enough and know our talent. I raised a point not targeted Sonakshi Sinha or any particular actor who sing in films. Salman Bhai, my mentor, has also sung #MainHoonHeroTera which even I have sung for the film #Hero .. I sang #MereBuddy from Bhootnath as a duet with Mr. Bachchan. Singing in Films is cool and I definitely have no problem with that. But but but actors Singing on International CONCERTS?? .. Nope, not fair to the plethora of Singers/Performers like us in the industry… who definitely know what it means to have an opportunity to perform on stages like that. Have you ever seen Brad Pitt opening Michael Jackson’s Concert? Nope, it doesn’t work that way in the WEST. I’m also very well aware many Actor/singers perform on Broadway Musicals on stage .. but they are professionally trained for that purpose. Anyway , I just feel India should also change its mindset.. and it will soon happen if people just start speaking up for the right things. If your heart and talent is in the right place, nothing can stop you. Huge respect and love to all those who love the ARTS no one can stop or will stop you… as long as you remain true to it. I sing and speak my heart out Onwards & Upwards, No Looking Back. (sic)”

While the war continues, please note that Sonakshi Sinha is NOT performing at the Justin Bieber concert. May good sense prevail so that this war of words ends soon!