Sona Mohapatra blasts Kangana Ranaut and her paid PR before film release in an Open Letter.
Singer Sona Mohapatra who is always vocal on feminism has written an open letter on Monday to Kangana Ranaut in which she said the Bollywood star was guilty of “doing a disservice to feminism” by “washing her dirty linen” in public and reviving her fight with Hrithik Roshan. On Tuesday, after facing backlash for voicing her opinions, she took to Twitter to slam “paid PR” and the “celebrity circus trap”.
Here is the open letter
“Dear Kangana, I have always cheered loudly, in private & in public for you. Long, long before you turned queen et all but your current run across the airwaves regurgitating personal details of your love life over & over again, washing dirty linen in public & more so as part of a professional PR campaign before your film release is in bad taste. No two ways about it. Also, it does a big dis-service to the cause of feminism & fair play. Wish you well & wish you would rise above this muck & make your point through actions & your work. Your success doesn’t need this tabloid trail. Your well thought out & superbly worded open letters of the past, fearless interviews addressing larger issues, taking a stand, taking legal recourse are welcome. The current ‘circus’, not.
This is just another opinion in the public domain from one working woman to another, from the heart & on an impulse. There is no PR machinery or team guiding me here.
I do believe that there are plenty of feminists in the opposite gender. Men who cheer the cause of outspoken, feisty, fierce & hard working women like you & me. We don’t ‘need’ them as such but let’s not forget them & also the thousands of amazing women who fight the good fight on a daily basis with dignity .
Life might not have been easy but you are in a great place now. More so to influence positive change. That is worthy of a daily celebration.
So, Happy Onam.
Big love & healing to you.”