Sona Mohapatra says Salman Khan is the Poster Child of Toxic Masculinity
Singer Sona Mohapatra has lashed out at Salman Khan and has called him the poster child of toxic masculinity
Singer Sona Mohapatra is one of those rare celebrities is known to always speak her mind. Sona has always been quite upfront and blunt about her views and opinions. And social media is the way she shares her views and opinions. The singer took to Twitter to share her perspective once again and this time the one who got under her knife was Bollywood superstar Salman Khan. The actor who is currently on a promotion spree for his upcoming movie Bharat is not quite happy with Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra walking out of the film at the 11th hour. Salman has been going out and about taunting Chopra for walking out from the movie.
It seems Chopra's last-minute exit from the movie didn't go down well with the actor and he still holds a grudge against her. While talking to the media Salman said how Bharat was the biggest movie PeeCee could have asked for but instead she chose to opt out of the movie at the 'Nick' of the time. "Over Bharat, she chose USA in the ‘nick’ of time. She has worked all her life so hard and when she got the biggest film of her life, she dumped the film and got married. Hats off! Usually people leave the husbands for this," Salman in an interview said.
Not just this Salman also spoke to other media and took direct digs at PeeCee's walkout. "No, not a wrong cast. But initially, Priyanka was very keen to do this film. Ali (director Ali Abbas Zafar) and we all thought it was Katrina Kaif’s film. But Katrina and I did Tiger Zinda Hai just before that and Ali said that we need a girl who is ‘Hindustani’." He further added, "I tried telling him, ‘Why can’t she (Katrina) pull off this role? She has been living in India for the last 20 years.’ But then Ali said, ‘Priyanka ka phone aaya tha (we got a call from Priyanka)’ and it is also true that Priyanka and my sister Arpita Khan are good friends. “After all this, the ‘Nick story’ happened, the embarrassing thing happened and she chose to get married."
It is unclear if this went down well with Priyanka but this clearly got Sona upset. The singer took to Twitter to share her unhappiness."Cus @priyankachopra has better things to do in life, real men to hang out with & more importantly, girls to inspire with her journey..." her tweet read.
Cus @priyankachopra has better things to do in life, real men to hang out with & more importantly, girls to inspire with her journey.— SONA (@sonamohapatra) May 26, 2019
Cus @priyankachopra has better things to do in life, real men to hang out with & more importantly, girls to inspire with her journey. ???
— SONA (@sonamohapatra) May 26, 2019
She tweeted another tweet which read, "A showcase & poster child of toxic masculinity. Low brow dig at not only a woman who was not in the room but a disgusting disregard & contempt for the woman & colleague sitting next to him in the same room. Unless we call out such serial bad behaviour, nothing changes, #India ."
A showcase & poster child of toxic masculinity. Low brow dig at not only a woman who was not in the room but a disgusting disregard & contempt for the woman & colleague sitting next to him in the same room. Unless we call out such serial bad behaviour, nothing changes, #India . https://t.co/NuEmOWQl12— SONA (@sonamohapatra) May 27, 2019
After Priyanka quit Bharat, the role of Kumud was taken up by Katrina Kaif. At the same press event, Salman Khan had even gone on to say that this will be Katrina’s best performance to date and she will certainly win a National Film Award for Bharat. In fact, Salman has repeated the same in several interviews as well that the two have been busy with while promoting their upcoming film. While Katrina laughed off Salman’s claims of a National Award for her performance, but the actress too claims that playing this character has been the most fulfilling experience that she has had in her acting career. In fact, the actress had earlier revealed that as soon as she had read the script, she had instantly said yes to the project because she fell in love with the character. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, Bharat also stars Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover and Nora Fatehi. The film will hit theatres on June 5.