Sona Mohapatra files petition, urges Delhi govt to cancel Kailash Kher's show at Mayur Utsav
Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra, who had accused Kailash Kher of inappropriate behaviour, has demanded the 'Teri deewani' singer's withdrawal from Delhi government's Mayur Utsav.
Sona has started a change.org petition #WhyKailashKher, to garner support.
"I am shocked to learn that Kailash Kher has been asked to headline a performance at the Delhi Government's Mayur Utsav that begins today," she has penned in the petition.
Sona has urged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to cancel Kailash's participation, thereby extending support to the #MeToo movement.
How proudly you lend your govt's name to a show featuring a molestor.
Kailash Kher has multiple allegations of misconduct and harassment against him and you've got him performing even after govt employees protested this. pic.twitter.com/WqHyoduE1G
— Sandhya Menon (@TheRestlessQuil) December 13, 2018
In another tweet, she wrote:
Dear #Delhi , @AamAadmiParty & @ArvindKejriwal @LtGovDelhi
Multiple #women including minors have come out in the public with their #MeToo stories against this predator,Kailash Kher & u choose to rub this kind of insult to injury? Do u care so little for 50% of ur population? 🔴 pic.twitter.com/hMYo5QNJGo
— SONA (@sonamohapatra) December 14, 2018
Kailash is looking forward to his performance on Sunday at the fest, organised by Sahitya Kala Parishad, the cultural wing of the Delhi government.
In an email interview to IANS, he has said it would be nostalgic and emotional for him to sing for his people on his "homeground" of Delhi's Mayur Vihar, which he calls the land of his elders.
Updated Date: Dec 15, 2018 11:03 AM