Sona Mohapatra’s ‘Ahe Nila Saila’ draws criticism
KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: Singer Sona Mohapatra has yet again drawn criticism for incorrectly pronouncing a couple of words from the iconic Odia bhajan “Ahe Nila Saila” by renowned Odia poet Salabega.
The singer on Monday posted a video on YouTube that she had performed the epic bhajan in a live concert in Mumbai last year. In the video, she is heard pronouncing Salabega as “Sale bega”, Charana as “Charane” Shrianga as “Chhiranga” and Matta as “Maatra” in her rendition.
As soon as the video went viral in social media, people in Odisha started criticizing the singer for her incorrect pronunciation.
As a free citizen you have evey option to choose your own path, but you have absolutely no rights to denegrade others love for their language and culture. You are a serial offender of Odia identity and be happy with that. You are free to be arrogant. https://t.co/vb6S4DGgK0
— Kedar Mishra (@MishraKedar1) June 18, 2018
1) Yes, that is always the endeavour, to learn & try & improve.
2) Not the easiest task considering it’s not really my 1rst language or even 2nd.
3) Does it occur to anyone that customising each live set for each part of the country like I do is quite a gargantuan task? https://t.co/zTydt1Y5MR
— SONA (@sonamohapatra) June 18, 2018
Earlier, Sona had invited widespread criticism for her remix of iconic Sambalpuri song ‘Rangabati’.