Sona Mohapatra slams Tendulkar for praising ‘Indian Idol’ contestants
Sona Mohapatra slams legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar! Singer Sona Mohapatra has recently slammed cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar for praising the contestants of ‘Indian Idol’. The master blaster had tweeted appreciating the singing prowess of Rahul, Chelsi, Diwas and Sunny, all of whom are contestants on the show.
Really touched by the soulful singing & life-stories of these talented youngsters on Indian Idol.
Rahul, Chelsi, Diwas and Sunny come from different parts of the country but have the same passion & dedication for music despite all odds.
I’m sure they’ll go a long way. pic.twitter.com/dNqNd2iGmk
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 22, 2019
In this context Mohapatra tweeted to ask him ‘if the trauma of the victims mattered to him’. She wrote, “Dear Sachin, Are you aware of all the @IndiaMeToo stories of multiple women, some minors who came forward in the public domain about Anu Malik, the judge in this same Indian Idol show last year including their own ex producer? Does their trauma not matter or touch anyone?”
Dear Sachin, Are you aware of all the @IndiaMeToo stories of multiple women, some minors who came forward in the public domain about Anu Malik, the judge in this same Indian Idol show last year including their own ex producer? Does their trauma not matter or touch anyone? 🧚🏿♀️🔴 https://t.co/jE45Tth1po
— ShutUpSona (@sonamohapatra) October 29, 2019
Sona Mohapatra slams Sachin in her tweet. However, Sona’s tweet did not go well with the netizens. Defending the cricketer, a Twitter user pointed out that Sachin’s praise of the contestants had nothing to do with Anu Malik.
How is talent recognition and appreciation from @sachin_rt related to Anu Mallik being accused of whatever? There is thing called ‘Context’. I would have called it lame, but this is far from lame and is beyond logic.
— Shashank Bhargava (@ShashankB2311) October 30, 2019
It is to be noted that under the #MeToo movement in India several women have come out and shared stories of sexual abuse, exposing men in positions of power.
Sona Mohapatra had accused music director Anu Malik of harassment. She has been leading a protest against him ever since the lineup of judges for Season 11 of ‘Indian Idol’ was announced.