Sona Mohapatra has tweeted her thoughts about an old comment by actor Preity Zinta.
Sona Mohapatra has tweeted her thoughts about an old comment by actor Preity Zinta.

Sona Mohapatra calls Preity Zinta a 'minion of patriarchy' for the 'Sweetu-MeToo' comment she made in 2018

Sona Mohapatra was furious when a Twitter user brought back Preity Zinta's controversial 'Sweetu-MeToo' comment from 2018.
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:28 PM IST

Singer Sona Mohapatra has expressed anger at a Twitter user who commented on one of her recent tweets. The person had made an insensitive remark about the MeToo movement, which was first said by actor Preity Zinta in a 2018 interview.

Sona, who is a vocal feminist, was tweeting about the latest developments in the MJ Akbar defamation case when a person wrote, "Let the court speak up ... Sweetoo sweeto can't be metoo metoo after break up by man." Reacting to it, Sona wrote how the words were lifted from Preity's interview and even called the actor a 'minion of patriarchy.'


"This disgusting line was plagiarised by this moron from an interview given by the silly, dim-witted, minion of patriarchy Priety Zinta, yesteryear decoration in films when asked about the @IndiaMeToo movement last year. The effect of celebrity culture & its sorry influence," Sona wrote in her tweet.

In an interview to Bollywood Hungama in November 2018, Preity was asked whether she had ever experienced harassment at the workplace. The actor replied, saying, "No, I haven’t, I wish I had. At least then, I would have had an answer to tell you... No and that’s what I am saying that this is a very relevant question because people treat you the way you want to be treated." She reportedly also said, "Aaj ki sweetu, kal ki metoo ho sakti hai, haha (Your sweetheart of today might just accuse you of sexual harassment tomorrow)."

Preity's comments had earned her a lot of flak online with many calling her out for her victim-blaming and frivolous attitude to the movement. The actor later claimed that the interview was edited to twist her words. "Really sad to see how the interview is edited to trivialise and be insensitive. Not everything is traction & as someone being interviewed I expected decency & maturity from a journalist @iFaridoon. I did 25 interviews that day & only yours turned out edited like this #dissappointed,” she had written in a tweet.

Also read: Ibrahim Ali Khan's transformation into dad Saif Ali Khan is now complete, check out his new straight hair look

The #MeToo movement began in India in 2018, a year after it took Hollywood by a storm. It gathered steam in India after actor Tanushree Dutta reiterated her earlier allegation that co-star Nana Patekar harassed her on the sets of Horn Ok Pleassss in 2008. While many accused persons in Hollywood are still fighting their cases, most of those accused in Bollywood were given 'clean chits' by the courts.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON

Related Stories

Sona Mohapatra hit out at a Twitter user for making unsavoury comments about her father.
Sona Mohapatra hit out at a Twitter user for making unsavoury comments about her father.

Sona Mohapatra calls out woman for making unsavoury comments about her father

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 08:25 PM IST
Sona Mohapatra hit back at a Twitter user who commented ‘hope he is not a rapist’ under a picture of her father, navy veteran Dilip Mohapatra, wearing his war medals.
Sona Mohapatra has been vocal in the issue of sexual misconduct.
Sona Mohapatra has been vocal in the issue of sexual misconduct.

Sona Mohapatra asked if her tweet against Utsav Chakraborty was part of MeToo campaign or an opinion, see her reply

By HT Entertainment Desk | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 09:55 AM IST
A Twitter user asked Sona Mohapatra if she had been running a MeToo campaign against comedian Utsav Chakraborty or if her old tweet was only an opinion. Not only did she slam the person, she explained her stand as well.
Close
BTS will be performing solo at the Grammys for the first time.
BTS will be performing solo at the Grammys for the first time.

BTS fans turn emotional as band announced as performers at Grammys 2021

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 03:30 PM IST
  • The Recording Academy announced the list of performers for Grammys 2021. BTS, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles and many more will perform at this year's cereony.
Close
Jubin Nautiyal feels social media will help him stand on his own feet
Jubin Nautiyal feels social media will help him stand on his own feet

Jubin Nautiyal plans to get aggressive with social media presence

By Sugandha Rawal
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2021 11:34 AM IST
Singer Jubin Nautiyal wants to work on his digital presence, and use it to launch new music in the future
Close
Rubina Dilaik and Paras Chhabra will feature in a music video.
Rubina Dilaik and Paras Chhabra will feature in a music video.

Rubina Dilaik is back at work, shares BTS pics of song shoot with Paras Chhabra

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 09:24 AM IST
  • Bigg Boss 14 winner Rubina Dilaik and Bigg Boss 13's Paras Chhabra are coming together for a music video. See their pictures and videos from the shoot.
Close
BTS singer Jungkook hosted a VLive on Sunday.
BTS singer Jungkook hosted a VLive on Sunday.

BTS's Jungkook flaunts new hair colour, thanks fans and more in latest VLive

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 06:29 PM IST
  • BTS singer Jungkook hosted a VLive on Sunday. During the chat, he revealed his new hair colour, thanked the ARMY, listened to songs and gave everyone a good look at his arm tattoos.
Close
Nick Jonas shared his thoughts on BTS.
Nick Jonas shared his thoughts on BTS.

Nick Jonas feels BTS's 'ability to have that freedom as a group is really rare'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 01:49 PM IST
  • Singer Nick Jonas shared his thoughts on BTS, to the delight of the pop group's fans. Here's what he said.
Close
Music composer AR Rahman has been in the music business for almost three decades now.
Music composer AR Rahman has been in the music business for almost three decades now.

AR Rahman: I never look at music as the second option, for me it is the only option

By Juhi Chakraborty
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 08:47 PM IST
Music maestro AR Rahman says sometimes people say that music is going to ‘end’ with other things coming up, but asserts it will evolve and stay.
Close
Delhi-NCR music bands such as Euphoria (above) talk about resuming live performances while considering safety protocols.
Delhi-NCR music bands such as Euphoria (above) talk about resuming live performances while considering safety protocols.

Music bands @NewNormal stage: Sanitised equipments, selfies with mask and masti

By Naina Arora and Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 02:11 PM IST
Popular bands from Delhi-NCR share how they are taking precautions while resuming live gigs, and get back to the stage after Covid-19 forced them to perform virtually.
Close
BTS singer Jungkook shared the audio clip of his Dis-ease version on Weverse.
BTS singer Jungkook shared the audio clip of his Dis-ease version on Weverse.

BTS's Jungkook drops an alternative bridge of Dis-ease, fans ask 'Where is BTS?'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 02:04 PM IST
  • BTS singer Jungkook released an alternative bridge of the group's song Dis-ease. The 45-second clip has the BTS member singing in English.
Close
Aanchal Shrivastava has released a new song titled Saajan Ji.
Aanchal Shrivastava has released a new song titled Saajan Ji.

I am not making million views and I don’t intend to: Aanchal

By Nikita Deb
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2021 02:04 PM IST
The singer says that she is happy to concentrate on her independent music and does not want to shift her focus to Bollywood music as of now.
Close
Shehnaaz and Badshah in a still from the song.
Shehnaaz and Badshah in a still from the song.

Shehnaaz Gill, romances Badshah in new song Fly, watch video

PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:54 AM IST
  • Bigg Boss 13 star Shehnaaz Gill romances Badshah in new song Fly, but 'looks part Indian-part Thai'. Watch the video here.
Close
Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh pose together.
Neha Kakkar and Rohanpreet Singh pose together.

Rohanpreet Singh cannot get over Neha Kakkar’s ‘hotness’ in glamorous new photos

PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:52 PM IST
  • Rohanpreet Singh was bowled over by Neha Kakkar's "hotness" in their glamorous new photoshoot together. See pictures here.
Close
Hyderabad-based hip-hop multilingual rap crew Nawab Gang was founded in 2018
Hyderabad-based hip-hop multilingual rap crew Nawab Gang was founded in 2018

Our art reflects reality, which people don’t like: Nawab Gang’s Seshi Roy

By Sugandha Rawal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 09:06 PM IST
Hyderabad-based hip-hop multilingual rap crew Nawab Gang’s A Pramod Seshi Roy feels big names refrain from talking about problems of India
Close
BTS singers Jimin and V have been awarded the Presidential Award.
BTS singers Jimin and V have been awarded the Presidential Award.

BTS' Jimin and V felicitated with Global Cyber University's Presidential Award

PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 02:54 PM IST
  • BTS singers Jimin and V graduated from Global Cyber University. The duo has been conferred with the Presidential Award as well.
Close
Shreya Ghoshal is all set to become a mother.
Shreya Ghoshal is all set to become a mother.

Shreya Ghoshal announces pregnancy: 'Need all your love and blessings'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 10:07 AM IST
  • Singer Shreya Ghoshal has announced her first pregnancy. She is married to Shiladitya M since six years.
Close
BTS leader RM once sang Punjabi pop song Tunak Tunak Tun in school.
BTS leader RM once sang Punjabi pop song Tunak Tunak Tun in school.

When BTS leader RM revealed he sang Tunak Tunak Tun at the age of 14

PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 07:12 AM IST
  • BTS leader RM, during a conversation about India, revealed that he was familiar with Daler Mehndi's hit Punjabi track Tunak Tunak Tun and confessed he sang the song in middle school.
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP