#MeToo: Sona Mohapatra Accuses Kailash Kher Of Sexual Misconduct

written by Karan Nanda | October 10, 2018

Singer Sona Mohapatra is the latest to join the #Metoo movement. She has accused singer-composer Kailash Kher of sexual misconduct. In her tweet, Mohapatra claimed that Kher once placed his hands on her thigh.

Mohapatra, who is married to singer-composer Ram Sampath, took to her Twitter handle to share experience. She wrote: "I met Kailash for coffee in Prithvi Café to discuss a forthcoming concert where both our bands were playing and after the usual, a hand on my thigh with lines like, 'You're so beautiful', 'Feel so good that a musician got you (Ram) not an actor'. I left not soon after." Mohapatra wrote.

In another tweet, she said: "That did not deter Kailash Kher though. On landing in Dhaka and on my way to the venue with the organisers, keeps calling me and when I don't pick up, calls the organisers phone to get through to me and asks me to ‘skip' the soundcheck and join him in his room instead to ‘catch up'.

"The fact that Kailash had sung in my studios and for many projects in which I was the producer and knew me to be as strong as I am or that he had only recently taken a favour from my partner Ram Sampath to create a personal track for him didn't stop him. The hubris of such men," she added.

Soon after Mohapatra spoke about Kher’s misconduct, many of the users started questioning the singer that why she was recounting the experience now.

She explained: "To all the people accusing me of being so late about bringing up Kailash Kher's bad behaviour, I say... my life. My choice.

This is for the second time that Kher's name has cropped up in the ongoing #MeToo movement. Earlier, a female journalist recounted how he allegedly misbehaved with her during an interview.

Kher, on the other hand, has said he was "extremely disappointed" to hear the accusations.

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