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Sona Mohapatra attracts Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal’s consideration to sexism in IIT Bombay


Sona Mohapatra

Playback singer Sona Mohapatra, who has crooned hit numbers akin to ‘Bedardi Raja’, ‘Ambarsariya’ and ‘Rangabati’, has addressed a prolonged tweet to Parag Agrawal, CEO of the microblogging website, slamming the observe of not inviting ladies as headliners for cultural occasions at his alma mater IIT Bombay. In her tweet, Sona wrote, “Expensive @paraga, Ur alma-mater has for many years, largely by no means hosted ladies as headliners of their cultural pageant. IITB alumni, even CEOs slammed me on fb for scripting this letter.”

Sona urged Agrawal to observe her movie, Shut Up Sona’ to get a glimpse of what feminine artistes must undergo to get equal respect, illustration, and remuneration.

She added, “I hope U watch my movie #ShutUpSona to see what our actuality as feminine artists within the 21rst century is. Love & Mild.” She additionally hooked up screenshots of her viral open letter on Fb.

The tweet serves as a reminder to what even probably the most profitable ladies must face after they come up towards systemic sexism. ALSO READ: Who’s Leena Manimekalai? Why is her movie poster that includes goddess Kaali getting criticised?


About ‘Shut Up Sona’

Directed by Deepti Gupta and produced by Mohapatra, the documentary follows the singer as she takes on blatant misogyny on social media, tirelessly fights for equal illustration of ladies within the music business and stands as much as all those that attempt to police her physique, her thoughts, and her creativity.  Mohapatra stated as a lady, she was requested to “shut up” on many events in each her private {and professional} life.

“As a lady, I’ve been informed the place the traces are all my life. The traces I can not cross: don’t sing loudly, don’t voice your opinion, don’t shout again at bullies, don’t ‘mis-behave’. As a singer, artist, performer & producer, I’ve been making my means in a person’s world & the principles are skewed of their favour. I’ve been informed to ‘shut up’ for bringing this up. This movie is my response to these dictats, these affronts,”  the 46-year-old singer stated in a press release.

‘Shut Up Sona’ is streaming on Zee5 and Zee 5 World.

(With IANS Inputs)


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