Singer Sona Mohapatra took singer Sonu Nigam‘s name in her post revealing she got replaced by Kailash Kher on a show. The ‘Ambar Sariya‘ star posted a picture of herself on Instagram and in the caption revealed that it’s for the third time on a singing show that her gig got cancelled and replaced by Kher, whom she accused of sexual harassment during the #MeToo movement. Sona included the name of Sonu Nigam while addressing those who ‘would be happy’ to know about how she has been targeted at her work.
Sona wrote, “You will be happy & relieved to know dear men’s rights activists including Sonu Nigam ji,for the 3rd time in the last few months, a show date for me has gotten cancelled & my act has been replaced by,Kailash Kher.That yesterday’s gig was on Womens Day was the cherry on the whatever you choose. @me.too.india
#sunshinegirl #me #justice will prevail. #love” (sic)
Earlier, while accusing Kher of sexual misconduct, Sona revealed how she found his hand on her thigh during their first meeting as he said he was happy that a singer ‘got her’ and not an actor. Sona had said, “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.” (sic)
She added, “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” (sic)
Sona went on to say, “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’.” (sic)
The singer had written to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal about not allowing #MeToo accused Kailash Kher to perform at a cultural event organised to give tribute to Nirbhaya. This irked Sonu Nigam who went around and said that he has been ‘holding himself back’ from criticising Sona because she is the ‘wife’ of someone very dear to him.