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Sona Mohapatra proud of Times Square poster despite reminder it's an ad, says Spotify featured her, 'not Tulsi Kumar'

Sona Mohapatra has reacted to a tweet about celebrities feeling proud of their faces appearing on New York Times Square billboards.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2021 05:42 PM IST
Sona Mohapatra has tweeted about her New York Times Square billboard.

Sona Mohapatra has defended celebrating her New York Times Square billboard appearance. The singer reacted to a tweet on Saturday, which mentioned how Times Square billboards are just paid ads.

A journalist wrote in his tweet, "'Billboard at Times Square' is the new 'My film at Cannes'—softly forgetting to mention, 'Not selected; just a stall at market section (for prospective buyers).' Technically, anybody can—if you pay for it no? It’s a hoarding! (Happy to be corrected, if I’m missing something here)."

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Replying to him, Sona wrote, "We have no celebration of artists, no real music industry, mostly only a subset of the film industry. That a music streaming global name is putting a spotlight on some of us, brave SELECTIONS not PAID for btw. (@VivianDivine, me, not Tulsi Kumar.)Yay!?! Don’t be a *Indian flag emoji* crab Mayank."

Spotify had featured Sona on their billboard a week ago. Earlier, speaking to Hindustan Times, Sona had called the feature 'a pop-culture milestone for any artiste'. "I’ve been to Times Square and would normally hang out there. I am grateful. They recognise the fact that I am using my voice to go beyond just music, and stand for a better world, however clichéd it sounds," she had said.

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Tulsi Kumar is the daughter of late music mogul Gulshan Kumar and has sung songs such as Tum Jo Aaye from Once Upon A Time In Mumbai and Hum Mar Jaayege from Aashiqui 2.

While Sona attended Tulsi Kumar's wedding reception in 2015, last year she mentioned in a tweet that she was replaced by Tulsi on a song. "There is nothing wrong in challenging anyone’s views Amaal (Malik). My voice getting replaced by Tulsi Kumar in Soch Na Sake- Airlift after we had such a successful hit collaboration in Naina, do you think you had any control over that? Think it’s a fair & merit based industry?"

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