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#MeToo | Sona Mohapatra Accuses Kailash Kher Of Making Advances Towards Her

Written By Shruti Kapadia | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Bollywood's very own 'Me too' movement of sorts has finally got several women to come forward and speak about any such incidents that they may have faced.
  • Kailash Kher has been accused of inappropriately behaving with a woman reporter.
  • Singer-composer Sona Mahapatra has opened up about several incidents with Kailash Kher where the 'Teri Deewani' singer tried to make advances.

Bollywood's very own 'Me too' movement of sorts has finally got several women to come forward and speak about any such incidents that they may have faced. Several eminent personalities including Vikas Bahl, Alok Nath, Tanmay Bhatt, Gursimran Khamba, Rajat Kapoor, to name a few have been shamed as predators by women. The latest addition to the list of the accused is singer Kailash Kher.  

Kailash Kher has been accused of inappropriately behaving with a woman reporter. However, Kher reportedly claims to not being able to recall having done the same. As per reports, Kher said that he was travelling when he heard about the news of the allegations and was extremely disappointed to know what his state of happiness had been taken for. According to reports, the singer also said that he was neither aware of any such act that was mentioned and nor did he remember it. As per reports, Kher has offered an apology and regrets any kind of unintentional behaviour on his part that may have made the reporter uncomfortable.  

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Singer-composer Sona Mahapatra has opened up about several incidents with Kailash Kher where the 'Teri Deewani' singer tried to make advances. The vocalist took to her official Twitter account to narrate the incident in a series of tweets. Mohapatra, in, her tweet said, "(1) I met Kailash for coffee in Prithvi Café to discuss a forthcoming concert where both our bands were playing & after the usual, a hand on my thigh with lines likes, your so beautiful, feel so good that a ‘musician got you’ (Ram) not an actor. I left not soon after. (1)".

Here's her tweet:

In her second tweet about the same, Sona said, "That did not deter Kailash Kher though. On landing in Dhaka & on my way to the venue with the organisers, keeps calling me & when I don’t pick up, calls the organisers phone to get through to me & asks me to ‘skip’ the soundcheck & join him in his room instead to ‘catch up’".

Here's her tweet:

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The songstress further lashed out at Kher and in her third tweet said, "3)The fact that Kailash had sung in my studios & for many projects in which I was the producer & knew me to be as strong as I am or that he had only recently taken a favour from my partner @RamSampathLive to create a personal track for him didn’t stop him. #TheHubris of such #men"

Here's her tweet:

Meanwhile, Kailash Kher has been accused by another woman of asking for her personal contact and repeatedly inviting her to his hotel room in Kolkata, as reported. As per reports, Kailash further added that for all those who know him and have come across him will know how much he respects humanity, especially women even before the ones who work in media for their work is difficult.

 

 

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