Kailash Kher has been accused of sexual misconduct by a
few women. Their claims were further substantiated by Sona Mohapatra today when
she took to social media and shared about how she also was a victim of
Kailash's inappropriate advances towards her. The ace singer has now
issued a statement where he has apologised to everyone for his actions. Kailash
Kher's statement reads as follows:
“For all those who know me and have come across me, will know how much I respect humanity especially women, even more for the ones working in media since their work is difficult. I was travelling when I heard the news and got extremely disappointed to know what my state of happiness has been taken for. I am neither aware of the acts that have been mentioned nor remember it. I am almost all the time in my own simple world, but in case anyone has taken something differently about anything, then it is my sincerest apologies. My devotion to music is what makes me who I am and I am extremely thankful for the love and support.”
The allegations against Kailash have come forth in the wake of the #MeToo movement, which has got the nation speaking up.
The shamelessness of this man. To call himself ‘simple’, ‘devoted to music’ & even claiming amnesia. If this chap could dare try this stunt with me, it’s a disease that he has & I can vouch for not only these two women’s stories but hundreds more he would’ve have preyed on. 🔴 https://t.co/UaBL2rfz2h— SONA (@sonamohapatra) October 9, 2018
How many women will you apologise to Kailash Kher??? Start now. Will take a lifetime. (4) 🤘🏾🔴 https://t.co/yZimwUshoE— SONA (@sonamohapatra) October 9, 2018
For those who've come in late, in a series of tweets, Sona said, "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 like, you are so beautiful, feel so good that a ‘musician got you’ (Ram) not an actor. I left not soon after. 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’. 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 (sic)."