Singer Sona Mohapatra has been speaking out against the likes of Sajid Khan, Kailash Kher and more since 2018. Now, Sona Mohapatra has spoken out against actor Shehnaaz Gill in a series of tweets. Mohapatra’s barrage of attacks on Shehnaaz Gill comes from her support of Sajid Khan during Bigg Boss 16. Here’s everything Sona Mohapatra has said against Shehnaaz Gill, and what she’s said against Sajid Khan.
Recently, Sona Mohapatra responded to a video from a fan who criticised her tweets against Shehnaaz Gill. While the fan said that her tweets attack another woman despite her feminism, she retorted by saying that her version of feminism is nuanced. She also implied that it’s “paid PR” from Shehnaaz Gill.
In my book of feminism,not ‘all women angels’ & nor are ‘all men’ monsters & women who puncture/set back the fight for equality by being opportunistic & suck up to serial sexual perverts like Sajjid Khan need to be held accountable & called out.Stop with this victimhood paid PR. https://t.co/GQqbgm7DRy— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) February 28, 2023
She also took a dig at Gill and implored women to pursue training for the talent they want to show off. Mohapatra said that “sucking up” to men of success, using paid PR, and social media is not “success.”
Spend some money, time & effort on getting an education; music teacher, acting coach, voice-dialogue intonation coach & practice whatever other craft, you want to project as ur talent, profession. ‘Cute, glib talk , sucking up to successful men, buying PR,SM’,not success. 🤟🏾🧚🏿♀️🔴— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) February 28, 2023
The singer took to Twitter in order to criticise Shehnaaz Gill after the latter trended on the social media platform. Shehnaaz Gill received praise from many after she delayed her performance at an award show so it wouldn’t coincide with the azan prayer. Mohapatra tweeted that everyone is lauding Gill, though she can only remember how the latter praised Sajid Khan on National TV during Big Boss 16.
all the twitter adulation for #ShehnaazGiII’s act of ‘respect’ today reminded me of her ‘support’, ‘reverence’ & ‘glorification’ of a multiple accused sex offender & pervert #SajjidKhan when he was platformed on National TV.Wished she had some respect for her sisterhood. #MeToo— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) February 23, 2023
Mohapatra is referring to a video of Shehnaaz Gill appearing on Big Boss 16 supporting Sajid Khan.
Shehnaaz Gill clip in bb16 for supporting her upcoming movie's director Sajid khan✨ 👍 She is looking pretty 🤩 #ShehnaazGill @ishehnaaz_gill pic.twitter.com/FtfbsJKLal— Shehnaazkiupdates (@SanaKiUpdate) October 1, 2022
In the tweet, she also called Sajid Khan a “multiple accused sex offender and pervert.” She followed up the tweet by asking about Shehnaaz Gill’s talents. Mohapatra said that “women of convenience” don’t want to fight for good roles or money.
Dear trolls trying to stand up for yet another starlet like Jacqueline, I don’t know what Shehnaz’s particular talent is as of now, apart from low-brow reality tv fame.But I do know the modus operandi of women of convenience,shortcuts who bust the good fight for a role/money.🧚🏿♀️🔴 https://t.co/tN2H6qvWLz— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) February 26, 2023
Sona Mohapatra made a tweet in October 2022 while responding to another Twitter user noting all the allegations against Sajid Khan. She noted that Anu Malik and Kailash Kher both received opportunities on television despite the allegations against them. The singer added that TV channels in India and “executives are indeed a depraved and sad lot.”
This is #SajidKhan , now on a reality TV show. 👇🏾Then there is #AnuMalik judging a music reality show on TV,for children no less. #KailashKher ? Celebrity Judge on TV. ALL called out by many many women in @IndiaMeToo .Indian TV channels, executives are indeed depraved & sad lot. https://t.co/uUzrIYb7sn— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) October 2, 2022
Initially, at the height of the Me Too movement in 2018, Sona Mohapatra made accusations of sexual misconduct against singer Kailash Kher and composer Anu Malik.
Sona Mohapatra is known for songs like Ambarsariya and Bahara. Meanwhile, Shehnaaz Gill rose to fame after her participation in Bigg Boss.