The vitriolic war of words between Anu Malik and Sona Mohapatra has not ended. In the latest word slinging, Sona Mohapatra has advised Malik to “take a break, go to a sex-rehab or counselling or somewhere to reflect on how to behave better.”
She slammed him for calling Indian Idol as his only source of income and said he cannot be a role model for youngsters. “Ask your kids to do a hard days job & earn a salary. They are adults. I started working at 22. Do whatever it takes. Stay away from the public eye? Show some remorse? Say sorry? If you did, this would not have happened. There you go! You answered your own question.”
In his open letter responding to the #MeToo allegations against him, Malik had said that he was a father of two girls and couldn’t even imagine committing the acts he was accused of.
This is what Sona wrote in response, “Being a father of two daughters doesn’t prove anything. Clearly it hasn’t held your libido back. History has shown us that multiple times in multiple real live stories. ‘Some’ Men will just be that .. .The show must go on. Without you. Don’t jeopardise the hard work of so many people & the dreams of so many contestants just for your personal glory & ambitions.”
“Step Down Malik & yes, please do go to court. I request you to do so. Not just these 10 testimonies, we shall ensure ten times those are presented for the world to see. Let’s set a precedent for India, Mr Anu Malik. Let’s make sure no one feels like behaving like you have over the decades. I have the utmost faith that,” she added.
Sona shared a letter with eight points, explaining everything Malik had blamed her for, in his letter, including how Shweta Pandit and Neha Bhasin have also accused him of inappropriate behaviour.
She wrote, “‘Unverified’ allegations you say? These are multiple testimonies of independent sane women speaking coherently & they have a common thread & story. What about the ‘mental health’ of all these people who have gone through this traumatic experience because of you? Did you care about them over these years? What about the mental health of the good India & all the victims & their families when they see you flaunting yourself on TV? Rubbing it in? Your free pass in society?”
She ended her letter with, “Justice shall indeed be served.”