Singer-actor Zubeen Garg was dragged into a fresh controversy on Monday after an argument with an unidentified army officer. The officer allegedly objected to his wearing an army cap in New Delhi airport.
Zubeen Garg, along with few of his fans, were waiting at the airport terminal to board a Guwahati-bound flight around 2.30pm.
The person, who identified himself as a Major with the army stationed at Tenga in Arunachal Pradesh, asked Zubeen to take off the army cap that he was wearing as it was illegal for civilians to wear military outfits, which includes a cap with an army insignia on it.
The singer however declined to remove the cap, which escalated to an argument.
Zubeen later told reporters that he had told the officer that “you are a Major, but I am a Colonel and you should salute me”.
The singer played the role of “Colonel Goswami” in the recently released Assamese movie Mission China, and has got an enormous response from the audience earning more than Rs 1.35 crore.
“I was even thinking of beating up the Major in Guwahati but decided not to do so,” he said.
Bikash Kumar Das, a retired air force sergeant from Assam, on Tuesday wrote to defence minister Nirmala Sitaraman, seeking fitting action against Zubeen for allegedly insulting an army officer.
Zubeen reported that, he has “done nothing wrong”. He was in Delhi to promote his film Mission China that has previously scripted a record in revenue realisation within four days of its release on Friday.
As per sources the officer had reportedly told Zubeen that he would even ask the biggest star of India not to wear an army cap.