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Tag: Sona Mohapatra

Sona Mohapatra Dedicates "Nilamani" Song To Amphan Victims

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra has dedicated a song titled “Nilamani” to the people of her home state, Odisha, and other people who braved the super cyclone Amphan. The music video of “Nilamani” celebrates the resilience of those affected by Amphan, while putting a spotlight on traditional arts and artistes. It’s a song she sang in […]

Sona Mohapatra: Never wanted to be biggest playback singer

New Delhi: Sona Mohapatra left a corporate job over a decade ago to be a musician. She now has a film of her own. She says she has never seen herself just as a singer and definitely not as somebody who wanted to be the biggest playback singer. Also, no two days are the same […]

Incredibly Gratifying: Sona Mohapatra On Her Docu-Drama Going International

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra’s docu-drama “Shut Up Sona” will be screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam later this month. She says the official selection is incredibly gratifying. “Shut Up Sona”, which was also screened in Mumbai last year, revolves around her journey as a rock star, her brand of music, love for her country’s […]

Sona Mohapatra Pays Tribute To India With New Song 'TSONAMI'; Watch

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra’s new song “TSONAMI” is an amalgamation of different Indian dialects. From tribal Sambalpuri to Khadi Boli Hindi, and from Punjabi folk to Sufiana Kalam, Sona has incorporated different flavours of the nation in the peppy track. “There is a North Indian touch to it as well as a South Indian touch. […]

Indian Idol Season 11: Himesh Reshammiya Replaces Anu Malik

Mumbai: Music composer Himesh Reshammiya will be the new judge on the 11th season of the singing reality show “Indian Idol” after Anu Malik’s exit amid #MeToo allegations. Reshammiya, who previously a mentor on Sony TV’s “Superstar Singer”, will join Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani as a judge on “Indian Idol”. “I was a part […]

Anu Malik Steps Down As Judge From 'Indian Idol', Sona Mohapatra Says ‘It's A Symbolic Victory’

Mumbai: Following a massive outcry against him over allegations of sexual harassment, Bollywood music composer Anu Malik has reportedly stepped down as judge from the ongoing season 11 of ‘Indian Idol.’ Confirming about the development to IANS, a source at Sony TV, the channel which airs the show, said that Malik ‘is stepping down as […]

Go To Sex-Rehab: Sona Mohapatra's Reply To Anu Malik's Open Letter

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra on Friday came out strongly against composer Anu Malik’s open letter defending himself against allegations of sexual molestation, which were first levelled against him by Mohapatra in 2018. Thereafter, singers Neha Bhasin and Shweta Pandit had also accused Malik of sexual harassment. On Thursday evening, Malik in his open letter on […]

Jalandhar: Singer Sona Mohapatra performs at Youth Vibe 2014 in Jalandhar, Punjab on on Nov 14, 2014. (Photo: IANS)
Sachin's Praise Of 'Indian Idol' Singers Upsets Sona Mohapatra

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra has called out cricketing idol Sachin Tendulkar for praising talented young contestants on the reality show “India Idol” season 11. In her latest post on Twitter, Sona questioned Sachin whether he was aware of the MeToo allegations against composer Anu Malik, who has been brought back as a judge on “Indian […]

Salman Khan, Sonu Nigam and Now Mallika Dua on Sona Mohapatra’s ‘fight list’

Bollywood singer Sona Mohapatra is once again making the headlines with her latest heated argument with journalist-activist Mallika Dua. The singer has been earlier seen lashing out at big shots like Salman Khan, Sonu Nigam and Kailash Kher over Black buck poaching case and #Metoo movement, respectively. Sona Mohapatra was sharply critical of Salman Khan […]

Sona Mohapatra slams Sonu Nigam over cancellation of gig

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra on Saturday slammed the “Abhi mujh mein kahin” hitmaker Sonu Nigam after one of her International Women’s Day special performances got cancelled and replaced by singer-composer Kailash Kher who was accused of sexual harassment and misconduct by her. “You will be happy and relieved to know dear men’s rights activists, including Sonu […]

I'm concerned about country's anger: Sonu Nigam

New Delhi:Singer Sonu Nigam, who has been in the proverbial eye of the storm for his comments on Pakistani musicians and the #MeToo movement, says he is concerned about the “country’s anger” and would like people to “smile and be a little easy”. An eye for an eye leads to lynchings and road rage incidents […]

Every issue doesn't need quarrelling: Sonu to Sona

Mumbai: Sonu Nigam’s Pakistan comment and the singer backing Anu Malik hasn’t gone down well with fellow singer Sona Mohapatra. But Sonu says every issue “doesn’t need quarrelling around it”. During a summit, Sonu talked about why so many songs are being remixed these days. “Sometimes, I feel like it would be better if I […]

Didn't think about my music career before sharing #MeToo story: Sona

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra, who accused singers Kailash Kher and Anu Malik of sexual misconduct, says she didn’t think about how sharing her #MeToo story will impact her music career because it was for the bigger cause of a better future for the country. Sona interacted with the media at a press conference for Zee […]

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Sona joins #MeToo campaign; accuses singer Kailash Kher of inappropriate sexual conduct

The #MeToo campaign creating ripples in the social media seems to be a reformation movement in the music and film industry of the country with more and more actress and singers opening up about the harassment that they have had to face from their male counterparts. Singer Sona Mohapatra too jumped into the #MeToo campaign […]

When Sona Mohapatra threatened to go full naked with high heels!

Bhubaneswar: As Odias across the country indulged in an open debate on the ‘Ahe Nila Saila’-‘Ahe Nilo Soilo’ controversy, it put social media platform ‘Twitter’ on the boil with celebrity Odia singer Sona Mohapatra threatening to go full naked with high heels, in response to a message by a Twitter user. Recently, when Sona Mohapatra […]

Sona's 'Ahe Nila Saila': To each her own!

By Kasturi Ray If Lord Jagannath and his ardent devotee Salabega are the reasons why singer Sona Mohapatra is being tagged as ‘a blot on Odias’; ‘a spoilt self proclaimed ambassador of Odias’ ; ‘a witch’; ‘a vamp’ ; ‘a half clad high heeled woman and what not’ – it’s a pity. Irrespective of whether […]

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Niranjan Patnaik comes out in support of Sona Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: At a time when protests are mounting against Bollywood-based Odia singer Sona Mohapatra for mispronunciation of certain words in her latest rendition of the popular Odia bhajan ‘Ahe Nila Saila,’ Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee chief, Niranjan Patnaik came out in support of the singer questioning why none protests when the head of the state […]

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Sona Mohapatra alleges threat by Sufi Foundation

  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 […]

Sona Mohapatra calls Kangana’s Hrithik bash ‘PR campaign’

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra, known for her bold views and outspoken opinions, has this time slammed actress Kangana Ranaut for discussing her split with Hrithik Roshan on television interviews recently. In a Facebook post, the Odisha born singer called Kangana’s take on Hrithik, a ‘PR campaign’. However, many fans have come out in support of […]

Sona Mohapatra tweets her ire back on Rangabati rendition at AAC

Bhubaneswar: After landing in controversy over remix of cult Sambalpuri song ‘Rangabati’, singer Sona Mohapatra has once again come back to the fighting ring by questioning Bollywood musician Shankar Mahadevan’s rendition of the same song here during the opening ceremony of Asian Athletics Championships. In a barrage of tweets on Friday, Mohapatra hit the present […]

Jalandhar: Singer Sona Mohapatra performs at Youth Vibe 2014 in Jalandhar, Punjab on on Nov 14, 2014. (Photo: IANS)
Sona Mohapatra adds drama to runway at AIFW SS'17

Singer Sona Mohapatra, who turned a showstopper for the label Virtues by Viral, Ashish and Vikrant, added drama with her powerful act on the second day of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW) Spring-Summer 2017