A parody song of a popular Marathi folk song by RJ Malishka at 93.5 Red FM ridiculing the bad state of roads in Mumbai went viral recently kickstarting a controversy. The video talked about the potholes on Mumbai roads during the rains and how the municipal corporation did not do the needful. The original folk song “Sonu Tula Mazavar Bharosa Nay Kay” (Sonu, don’ you trust you) was parodied into “Sonu, Tula Mumbai Var Bharosa Nai Ka?” (Sonu, you have no faith in Mumbai?) grabbing eyeballs on social media. While the controversy continues to be in news, Malishka has finally responded to the controversy about the issue. In the video, she says that the radio has been talking about the issues Mumbai faces in the monsoon for a long time but this video went viral.Also Read - Out Of 30,000 Travellers Screened For COVID, 10 Test Omicron Positive So Far In Maharashtra
Recently, following heavy rains, several accidents due to potholes have been reported from Mumbai. Landslide, tree falls, and potholes also resulted in deaths of people in Bandra and other regions in Mumbai. Talking about her journey which began from 2005 with the FM she says that the radio station has talked about various issues and spearheaded caused like ‘Bajao for a Cause’ which raises funds for the children of commercial sex workers, Char Bottle Rozka, and various other initiatives. She also talks about an activity ‘Pothole Utsav’ wherein they talk to corporators and BMC officials about the condition of roads in Mumbai and appreciate them when the work is done. Also Read - Mumbai: 9 International Travellers Including 1 from SA Tested Positive for COVID-19 at Mumbai Airport Between Nov 10- Dec 2
While various kinds of causes have been led by the radio this video on Mumbai’s roads went viral which has been overwhelming for her and the radio station. The song had garnered the likes of most social media users with a lot of them supporting it. However, the song did not go down well with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) or the corporators of the ruling Shiv Sena. Malishka and the FM were immediately slammed with a defamation suit of Rs 500 crore. Marathi Folk Song ‘Sonu Tuza Mazyavar Bharosa Nahi Kay’ is the New Social Media Trend! Watch Best Versions of Viral Sonu Song Also Read - Omicron Scare: From RT-PCR Testing To Large Sitting Area, Mumbai Airport Readies To Implement New Covid Rules
Watch the video here:
Thanking Mumbaikars and social media users for making the video a huge hit, she says, “Perhaps because this song resonated with you or touched you in a way that nothing had before. This song went viral and a lot of other things happened along with it. I was all the way in New York when all of this happened. There was also a counter song made and people even reached the doors of my house. I want to ask you even now, is that fair?” Talking about the video she further says, “We hope next time something like this is done, the authorities take it in the right spirit.” Monsoon Impact on Mumbai: Landslide in Bandra, Tree Falls on DD Anchor, Pot-holes Escalate on Roads; Residents Blame BMC For Rain Havoc
After the song went viral, BMC also carried out a survey of the RJ’s house in Bandra West and declared it a “dengue mosquito colony”. As per reports, Malishka’s family could face action under Section 381B of the Mumbai Municipal Act for letting dengue mosquitoes to breed. RJ Malishka who is quite a popular RJ is the one who trained Vidya Balan for the role of RJ in the 2006 movie “Lage Raho Munnabhai”. She has also made appearances on Bigg Boss and other television shows.