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Sona Mohapatra Says Outside Talent Has To ‘bow And Scrape' For Bollywood Families

Sona Mohapatra recently took to Twitter and called out Bollywood's nepotism and showcased how outsiders were treated in the industry.

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Singer Sona Mohapatra is now speaking out against nepotism in the Bollywood film industry. In a recent Twitter rant, Sona Mohapatra claimed that talented people only got jobs in Bollywood if they ‘toe the line’ and ‘bow and scrape’ for Bollywood families. Moreover, Sona Mohapatra also used Fukrey Returns as an example to show that outsiders were treated terribly in the industry.  

Sona Mohapatra calls out Bollywood nepotism & reveals how outsiders are treated 

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Taking to Twitter, Sona Mohapatra revealed that she finally watched Fukrey Returns on an OTT platform. She claimed that Fukrey Returns perfectly showcased how outsiders were treated in the industry. Sona Mohapatra added that she felt bad for the fabulous cast who were presented so badly in their second outing. Further, Sona Mohapatra claimed that in Bollywood, only insiders were worth promoting while outsiders were treated like cash grabs. 

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Sona Mohapatra then talked about how the first film had an amazing soundtrack that was not reused in the second film. She also mentioned that the music director and her husband, Ram Sampath, did not win any awards in spite of the fact that the album was a hit. Sona Mohapatra then claimed that top talent, self-made professionals are only hired in Bollywood if they ‘toe the line’ and ‘bow and scrape’ in front of the Bollywood families. She also added that these 'outsiders' are not paid much either. 

She alleged that all the major awards were lobbied by the big Bollywood families. She gave the example of Talaash's soundtrack by Javed Akhtar, that won a major award. Sona Mohapatra claimed that an upcoming music director who worked much harder was more worthy of this award, but did not win it due to Bollywood nepotism. 

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Finally, Sona Mohapatra ended her Twitter thread by claiming that 'outsiders' were given false opportunities by Bollywood big wigs and were actually treated as slaves. She added that these big families expected outsiders to be 'grateful' for scraps. Sona Mohapatra then stated that an outsider would never be allowed to pursue excellence due to Bollywood's nepotism problem.  

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