Sona Mohapatra shocked by Taapsee Pannu's 'biggest feminist' remark for Anurag Kashyap, Richa Chadha chimes in

Updated on Sep 24, 2020 02:47 PM IST  |  2M
   
Sona Mohapatra shocked by Taapsee Pannu's 'biggest feminist' remark for Anurag Kashyap.
Sona Mohapatra shocked by Taapsee Pannu's 'biggest feminist' remark for Anurag Kashyap, Richa Chadha chimes in.
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Sona Mohapatra who has championed the Me Too movement in India since it made waves in the country has now shared her thoughts on sexual misconduct allegations levelled against Anurag Kashyap. The singer, in a series of more than 8 tweets, has shared her point of view and experiences of working with Anurag. Sona also revealed she was shocked with Taapsee Pannu calling the filmmaker 'biggest feminist'. 

Taking to Twitter, Sona began by saying, "asked by many for a pov having been at the forefront of @IndiaMeToo .Finally saw the video of Ms Payal Ghosh. I stand by her right to tell the world her experience & truth. Maligning other women publicly in the bargain basis heresay, in bad taste & wrong. (1)." 

She went on, "also read the statement made by Ms Tapsee Pannu about Anurag Kashyap being the ‘biggest feminist’ she knew & I honestly buckled over gobsmacked. Shows how little she knows. Anyone would see otherwise if you just watched his films & his portrayal of women. Having said that.. (2)." 

Speaking about her experience of working with Anurag, she said, "The #MeToo movement is 1 where someone speaks their truth, in this case Payal is telling her story & for 100’s to be asking me about this has been a harrowing. I’ve worked with Anurag Kashyap. Haven’t experienced anything. Can’t make up a story to please the mob & sorry (not). (3)" Adding, "AK’s public defence of Tarun Tejpal always made me squirm. Spoke ignorantly,no clue about the lopsided power structure in workplaces! A W.I.P in such matters, possibly evolving as a human like other entitled men at best.’Biggest Feminist’, Not. Guilty? Should be investigated .(4)" 

Sona also took a dig at actresses who have supported Anurag in this matter. "Forget about joining a movement like #Metoo, that didn’t happen but not one Veteran,young Turk,Queen or Princess from Bollywood expressed any solidarity for the few of us who fought lone, punishing battles.Interesting to see the opposite. Actresses for AK..Tells you a lot. (8)" she tweeted adding that 'Queen' refers to Kangana Ranaut.  

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Replying to Sona, Richa Chadha chimed in and put her opinion across. She said, "TY Sona,I fully support Ms.Ghosh’s quest for justice,it’s her right as a woman and as a citizen.Should he be found guilty after an investigation,the courts will take over. But I can’t overlook this vulgar, unwarranted personal attack on me by Ms.Ghosh,so I shall protect my name." 

For the unversed, Richa Chadha filed a complaint against Payal Ghosh for ‘falsely dragging’ her name into allegations of sexual assault against Anurag. Payal had claimed that the filmmaker told her that female actors such as Richa, Mahie Gill and Huma Qureshi would perform sexual favours for him and he expected the same from her.   

ALSO READ: Taapsee Pannu on defending Anurag Kashyap amidst #MeToo: If he is found guilty, will break all ties with him

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Anonymous : Why are you shocked? That's Taapsee & Richa's experience, just like yours is yours. Why should there be automatically more weightage to the girl's statement only. Why can't someone talk in favor of the man genuinely based on their personal experience? His ex-wives, who literally spent their personal time with him & know him very well, also have come in his support. Now tell you are shocked by that too, because apparently you know a lot more than them only through a couple of meetings! It should always be innocent until proven guilty, unless there's strong evidence suggesting otherwise. Look at how the world jumped to conclusions to ridicule Johnny Depp too. The man lost almost everything. In the end, he turned out innocent, and it was revealed that he was the victim instead. Talk about being lopsided & neutral. MeToo has already lost its essence due to being misused & the exaggerations from both genders. This ain't it, chief Mohapatra! I genuinely feel that you let the legal investigation & court proceedings to come to the conclusions, & let both parties get their right to be supported; instead of depending on media & public trials. Otherwise it's not asking for justice, but only attention seeking & maligning someone's reputation wrongfully (for personal & political gains) PV post please.
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Anonymous : Tried to divert the important issues. Nonsense stupidity and shamelessness are at the peak in India. Anyone who asks questions the government's dirty politics and policy is sure to become a victim by hook or crook. This is called New India Model. Shame shame!
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Anonymous : Stop these kind of ridiculous news
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Anonymous : Stop these stupid news cover. Focus on something more productive rathere that these gossip columns who days what who reacted to it. Go get some real job
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Anonymous : Pannu shouldnt be taken seriously. she doesn't speak her mind on what is right or wrong and target those she is absolutely sure not affect her career in Bollywood. In fact both Swara and pannu both competing with each other with their stupid opinions to get a break working with big banners. Their opinion hardly matters...2 brainless women nothing but puppets and mouthpiece of 50 plus male actors and producers..
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Anonymous : Tapsee is jst buttering everyone in bullywood to be in good list of producers n filmakers...bt stooping to this level was never expcted from her... She lost respect.. Tapsee this shall never take you higher in long run
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Anonymous : simply confusing. what she wants to say?
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Anonymous : Okay bye bye..you got your 5 minutes of fame! Who’s next?
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Anonymous : I guess entire India has nothing else to do. I mean what is the big issue. Many women are sexually exploited daily but do these twitter revolutionist fight for pood, disadvantaged women. The answer is no they just tweet to stay relevant and think they have played their part. Idiot Kangana is celebrating the abuse of others, well tables turn and everyone has skeletons in their cupboards. Get a life and move on to bigger and serious issues.
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Anonymous : Sona is genuine.
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Anonymous : If Anurag wasn’t getting movies to make movies, these pseudo liberals actresses will be the first person to throw him under the bus. They will bring fake play cards to lock him up in jail just to get likes on social media. They are the biggest hypocrites and bigger menace to the metoo movement.
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Anonymous : Pannu needs to go learn acting instead of sucking up to big male film makers. Appalling acting !! India will be a better place if these non actors stopped hogging film projects because of their politics!!
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Anonymous : I don't understand why Richa didn't just tweet/publically annoucne her disapproval to make her stance known rather than go to the extreme of filing a court case? It just feels extreme given the allegations. If a woman is alleging such things about a man I worked with, dragging my name through the mud as was done here, I would be angry too. But, because I wouldn't want to discourage women from coming forward in cases like this, I would use my platform to make my feelings known but not file suit! For all I know, the accused is potentially guilty, so stand up for yourself, but don't uphold patriarchy by trying to take her down.
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Anonymous : Who the heck is this woman anyway? She's been on attack mode lately.
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Anonymous : Tapsee Pannu is here to work.... She is just playing office politics.... I don't think whatever she says is true to her own philosophy .... People do a lots of things, say a lot of stuff, take sides that best fits their destination ...most of the ambitious people are like that... We get hurt because it is difficult for us to accept the very materialistic and a lot of times unethical side of the idols we love... But for most of these craftsmen this is their workplace where they came to earn money.... for very few this is a passion.... We see chamchas in our workplace who are yes man to their boss who pays them....That is the exact case for Tapsee...Anurag is the hand who gives her money....Anurag is the tunnel that leads to bigger people, bigger projects, more endorsements....she will support Anurag, Karan and the gang just to reach her own destination of financial well-being....
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Anonymous : How true.
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Anonymous : Sona love the guts you have . Plz teach these dimwits , dumbheads Tapsee,Swara, huma, Richa ,, wat is literal meaning of Feminism!!
REPLY 26 1 year ago
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Anonymous : False Panu is a dumb air head, she will just blabber on any and everything. Richa chaddha is stupid. She should be asking Anytag why he took her name not Payal. Why are these two woman not supporting Payal Ghosh? Fake feminists.
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Anonymous : sona calls out kangana because she is soft target. sona is also a bully labelling kangana and being all sanctimonious. she doesnt have the integrity to call by names people supporting anurag.
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Anonymous : well done sona ! this is called rational view not influenced by which ideology a person follow. we need such voices which make sense. biter but rational. i recall when vivek agnihotri was vehemently attacked without any proof by the same people like swara who is standing up for Anurag Kashyap. This is what is making common citizen sick. Tired & sick of people getting attacked & defended based on ideology but not on the basis of truth. (Ps ; not a lover or hater of vivek , swara or anurag). we just need views that makes sense free from ideological war !
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Anonymous : Today Anurag is a success so many people want to be in his good books . who was he , how was he 2 decades back ?
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Anonymous : Coz he is biggest KJo clinger!!
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Anonymous : Tapsee has a lose mouth
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Anonymous : She is brainless creature!!
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