Sona Mohapatra Bashes Zoya Akhtar; Claims She Never Got 'Second Chance' After Ambarsariya As Javed And Farhan HATED The Song

Sona Mohapatra has reacted to Zoya Akhtar’s comments on nepotism. She cited an example of Ambarsariya, her song from Fukrey, which she claimed both Javed Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar hated, after which she never got a second chance.

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Sona Mohapatra Bashes Zoya Akhtar; Claims She Never Got 'Second Chance' After Ambarsariya As Javed And Farhan HATED The Song
The debate around nepotism and power play in Bollywood was triggered once again after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death. Recently, in an explosive interview with Republic TV, Kangana Ranaut called out nepotism as well as injustice to outsiders by Bollywood biggies. After that, Gully Boy director Zoya Akhtar, in an interview with India Today, said that she isn’t going to change her parents or career, so people are just going to have to live with it. Now, Sona Mohapatra has reacted to Zoya Akhtar’s take on nepotism, and also mentioned how Javed Akhtar and Farhan Akhtar hated her song Ambarsariya from Fukrey, after which she never got another chance.

Reacting to Zoya Akhtar’s interview and her remarks on nepotism, Sona Mohapatra wrote, “Your privilege need not be ur guilt but it need not make you so glib,condescending & smug.Of course u cannot ‘change’ ur parents.But what u can do is recognise the fortune,opportunities u were born into.Use ur privilege to bring fairness & balance?No. “Will not share MY cake.”” When a user pointed out how she shouldn’t just judge on the basis of a headline, Sona wrote, “I don’t judge by headlines but by having experienced the workings of this self-serving lot year after year. You are free to lap up/watch a ‘glib family’ ‘chat’ & call it an ‘interview’. I see it for what it really is; a hedonistic exercise designed to hoodwink the public.”

Replying to another user’s tweet about subtle Bollywood threats, Sona tweeted, “Not very subtle.( FYI, Ambarsariya; both Javed & Farhan Akhtar were hostile/hated it.Only song Excel didn’t bother to shoot a music video for,montage got cut after much .Long story there but of course it’s no surprise why I never got a ‘second chance’. Stood up to the masters.” This particular tweet has now been deleted, below is a screenshot of the same. For those who aren’t aware, Fukrey was co-produced by Farhan Akhtar.

Sona Mohapatra

Sona Mohapatra's Tweet

In the interview with India Today, Javed Akhtar’s daughter Zoya Akhtar had said, “It is not about inside-outsider, it is basically that people are angry about haves and have-nots in the country. This is playing out in the industry because this is a soft target. It’s not about making movies on getting a break, you want to be a star, you want to be invited to that party, and nobody can help you with that. And all I want to say is, no matter what anybody says I am not going to change my parents or my career, so now live with it.” ALSO READ: Zoya Akhtar Reacts To Kangana Ranaut’s Gully Boy Criticism; Says ‘She’s Gone On Every Platform And Said She Doesn’t Like My Work’


Image Source: Twitter/Sona Mohapatra, APH Images
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