Sona Mohapatra recalled receiving rape threats after she criticised actor Salman Khan ‘for his misogyny and statements’. Sona had spoken in opposition to Salman for taking digs at actor Priyanka Chopra for quitting his movie, Bharat. (Additionally learn: Sona Mohapatra reacts to Jacqueline Fernandez’s followers who trolled her)
Salman had mentioned that Priyanka left the ‘greatest movie of her profession’ to marry singer-actor Nick Jonas. “Normally individuals depart their husbands for this,” he had mentioned in 2019. Sona then tweeted, “@priyankachopra has higher issues to do in life, actual males to hang around with and extra importantly, women to encourage along with her journey. ”
Talking with ETimes, Sona mentioned, “I had gone by essentially the most hideous trolling, together with demise threats and actually shit being delivered in dabbas (lunch packing containers) in my studio, as a result of I had known as out Salman Khan for his misogyny and statements. My statements had gone viral.” She added that it continued for 2 months and the Minister of Ladies and Little one Welfare needed to launch a marketing campaign for higher security of girls and youngsters on-line. Sona additional recalled her pics being morphed onto porn websites and receiving ‘gang rape threats’.
“It was horrible. After which we realised it was a consolidated digital military that was not essentially simply made up of followers. It additional scared away ladies from being on-line. It was premeditated. There have been a variety of paid bots that had been on this complete sport. I made a decision to take it up head on and it was horrible for my household. It was exhausting, and somedays Ram (Sampath, musician and her husband) would come again to the studio and I’d be sobbing on my sofa. You’ll see a variety of these swollen appears in my documentary, Shut Up Sona, as a result of coping with the fixed trolling and the fixed negativity was not straightforward. It isn’t one thing I take pleasure in for certain. However it’s nonetheless value going by, as a result of it does slowly change the conversations,” Sona mentioned.
Earlier, Sona additionally criticised Salman when he in contrast himself to a ‘raped’ lady, whereas describing how he felt after the gruelling shoot of Sultan. Final 12 months, she slammed him but once more after he requested his followers to assist Sushant Singh Rajput’s followers and household.
Sona is at the moment gearing up for the discharge of her documentary, Shut up Sona. It releases July 1 on ZEE5. Sharing a video from the documentary lately, Sona wrote on Instagram, “#ShutUpSona is an unapologetic story of me refusing to SHUT UP and a #loveletter to a rustic which is typically uncomfortable with my voice. This movie can also be a window into the Indian music eco-system and its politics other than being a showcase of my musical roots and inspirations. That is my name out to my sisterhood to personal their very own narrative and one to the brotherhood to turn out to be higher allies.”