Odia singer Sona Mohapatra’s ‘Ahe Nila Saila’ draws criticism

Bhubaneswar: Singer Sona Mohapatra who has been one of the popular Odia singers of the present generation in the country, of late, has been in news, albeit for wrong reasons. This time the singer has drawn criticism for pronouncing a couple of words wrong from the epical Odia bhajan ‘Ahe Nila Saila’ by renowned Odia poet Salabega.

After a tweeple pointed to the pronunciation errors in the song the singer had posted, there was a long thread of conversations on the social media platform. However, the singer rubbished it to be any kind of controversy. In a message to OTV, she clarified that, “There is no controversy actually. A conversation maybe and one that helps us all grow and evolve as artists, humans and as a society. Let’s not make everything into a controversy.”

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According to reports, the singer drew sharp reaction on various social media platforms on her latest rendition of the popular Odia bhajan.

According to the video posted by the singer, she is heard pronouncing Salabega as Salebega, Charana as Charane and Matta as Maatra instead of Matta in her rendition.

Earlier, the singer who experiments with various Odia songs and also includes those in her packed-audience performances, had landed in soup over remix of cult Sambalpuri song ‘Rangabati’.

(Picture source: Indiatimes)