Mumbai, Oct 10: After Tanushree Dutta, now, singer Sona Mohapatra has opened up on sexual harassment in Bollywood as part of the #MeToo campaign. Sona has accused Kailash Kher of sexual harassment .
Lashing out at Kher in a series of tweets, she has detailed inidents where Kher tried to advantage of her. . She tsaid that when she met Kher at a cafe to discuss about a concert, Kher "placed his hand on her thigh and complimented her and said that he feels so good that a musician got you and not an actor".
(1) I met Kailash for coffee in Prithvi Café to discuss a forthcoming concert where both our bands were playing & after the usual, a hand on my thigh with lines likes, your so beautiful, feel so good that a ‘musician got you’ (Ram) not an actor. I left not soon after. (1)
Even though she left the meeting, Kher was not detered, said Mahapatra.
(2) That did not deter Kailash Kher though. On landing in Dhaka & on my way to the venue with the organisers, keeps calling me & when I don’t pick up, calls the organisers phone to get through to me & asks me to ‘skip’ the soundcheck & join him in his room instead to ‘catch up’
3)The fact that Kailash had sung in my studios & for many projects in which I was the producer & knew me to be as strong as i am or that he had only recently taken a favour from my partner
@RamSampathLive to create a personal track for him didn’t stop him. #TheHubris of such #men
How many women will you apologise to Kailash Kher??? Start now. Will take a lifetime. (4)
A week before Ganesh Chaturthi this year, I get a message from the same Kailash Kher asking me to join his band for a performance at the Ambani residence, good money, only 2/3 songs to be sung. I chose to wait for an invite from the hosts for a full set with my own band.