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In a shocking turn of events, singer Shaan was recently pelted with paper balls and small stones after he started singing a Bengali song during his concert at the Sarusajai stadium in Guwahati.
A video of some people shouting "This is Assam and not Bengal" and throwing stones at the singer was posted on the social media. The footage also shows Shaan saying "Don't make this political. Never do this with an artist.
Shaan stopped his performance midway and asked the security men to get the person concerned on stage. He was heard saying over his microphone, "Get him on stage. Whoever you are, never throw things at an artist. Learn to respect a performer."
He further added, "I had high fever. I am on antibiotics. I am here performing all night for you. And if this is the kind of response and this is the kind of people here then I am not interested."
Following the incident, he walked off to the backstage. Later, Shaan took to his Twitter handle and wrote, "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 very wrong to Tarnish this Beautifull State!!! Whatever happened was in the heat of the moment."
As a part of damage control, many apologised to Shaan on behalf of the audience to which he replied, "My outcry was not directed to that one individual but to all who are harbouring these 'Regional Divide' Sentiments!! The Youth must not fall into this trap #StayUnited (sic)."