Sona Mohapatra, Sajid Khan, Bigg Boss 16

Playback singer Sona Mohapatra who is often seen being very vocal about her thoughts especially when it comes to MeToo was seen bashing filmmaker Sajid Khan who was also accused of sexual misconduct earlier. Sona recently expressed her displeasure on seeing Sajid on the most popular show, Bigg Boss 16.

With the filmmaker making it to national television with a reality show, she wonders if one should be a part of the “culture of silence”. “If we speak up, we lose. If we don’t, we lose. That is the Hobsons choice facing women who spoke up in India MeToo right now. Should we provide free PR and publicity to TV show’s diabolical marketing teams and channels giving a hero’s welcome, seats of authority & whitewashing serial sex offenders like Sajjid Khan, Anu Malik, Vikas Behl & many more? Should we avoid bathing in the troll mud-bath that follows making our identity that of controversial trouble-makers, liars, attention hungry & worse or should we be part of the ‘culture of silence’ & normalise this,” Sona says.

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The singer Sona Mohapatra continues, “Thereby putting the message out to the world that yes, if you are a woman wanting to be a professional, earn a living & working, you need to be able to suck up & ‘deal with it’. The latter isn’t even an option for me & I am sure for the many brave ones in my sisterhood speaking up at the cost of their careers & mental peace”.

 

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On the other hand, Sajid Khan is one of the contestants in the Bigg Boss 16 show despite his name cropped up in the MeToo movement. Seeing him on National Television, Delhi Commission for Women demanded his ouster from the show. They have also written a letter to the Centre demanding the same.

Swati Maliwal, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson, has reached out to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur and asked for the removal of the filmmaker from Bigg Boss 16.

Also read: Bigg Boss 16: From Sajid Khan, Abdu Rozik to Tina Datta and Sumbul Touqeer, here are contestants’ fees per week