Sona Mohapatra Says Sony Used Sachin to Promote Indian Idol  

The singer clarifies her response to Sachin’s tweet. 

Published01 Nov 2019, 04:19 PM IST
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Recently, a headline in a digital platform claimed that Sona Mohapatra has called out Sachin Tendulkar for praising Indian Idol contestants. Sona had responded to Sachin’s tweet praising the show and said that re-hiring #MeToo accused Anu Malik is problematic. Now, the singer has responded, saying she wasn’t making a personal attack on Sachin, but was instead exposing Sony TV, the channel that airs Indian Idol, for using unfair means to promote the show.

Sona on Friday shot off multiple tweets clarifying her stance. Responding to headlines that suggested she’d called out Sachin, she wrote, “Not True. A national hero’s twitter handle being used as a commercial marketing machinery by @SonyTV to divert the public’s attention from the fact that they reinstated a serial sexual offender as judge on Indian Idol upset me. Nothing else. #clickbait #pr #tactics I SEE YOU.”

She also wrote that Sachin might not even have been aware of the PR & Digital marketing tweet that his team would’ve put up. “ I don’t think that our cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar was even aware of the PR & Digital marketing tweet that his team would’ve put up. Of course Sony TV is now spreading this headline to get people to troll me for questioning a Bharat Ratna & garner publicity for their show,” Sona tweeted.

Earlier Sona, responding to Sachin’s tweet, had written how re-hiring Anu Malik was problematic. “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?”, she tweeted.

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