Bhubaneswar: Singer Sona Mohapatra has brought allegation against the Madiyar Sufi Foundation claiming that she has been threatened by the organisation over her latest video.
In a series of tweets to the Mumbai police yesterday, the singer has alleged that the foundation has sent a notice asking her to remove her latest video from all communication channels on the grounds that it did not comply with the Sufi format.
Mohapatra further claimed that the foundation termed her video ‘Tori Surat’ obscene and objectionable.
“I have received a threatening notice from the Madariya Sufi Foundation to remove the music video ‘Tori Surat’ from all communication mediums. They claim that the video is vulgar, will flare communal tensions,” Mohapatra tweeted to the Mumbai Police.
However, no FIR has been lodged by the singer in this regard.
Police said the foundation officials have been called up for questioning following which the next course of action will be taken.
Speaking to OTV, Mohapatra said, "The foundation thinks the video is blasphemous and want to frame criminal charges against me. They are harassing me. I have asked Mumbai police for help and they have been very helpful. I have police protection right now."
She further said, "The foundation has also called me a regular offender and says that they find another Video of me singing a Sufiana Kalam- Piya Se Naina insulting Islam because I’m dressed exposing my body and trying to fuel communal disharmony. The allegations are baseless."
In 2015, a complaint was filed against Sona for her rendition of Sambalpuri cult song "Rangabati".
The youth wing of BJP had lodged a complaint against singers Sona and Rituraj Mohanty at a police station in Sambalpur while another complaint was lodged by Odisha Surakhya Sena in Bhubaneswar.