Sona accuses Kartik of planting negative stories about her
Singer Sona Mohapatra has accused Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan of having his publicists to push negative stories about her in the media. The allegation from Sona comes just days after she slammed Kartik for putting out a video where he displayed misogynistic behavior and made a mockery of domestic violence. After widespread criticism, Kartik deleted the controversial video. Here's more on this.
In a bizarre video uploaded on social media, Kartik, seemingly displeased with his sister's cooking, appears to be "jokingly" beating her up and throwing her from the balcony. Soon after the video came to light, Kartik received backlash from fellow industry members as as well others for promoting domestic violence. The actor then deleted the contentious post.
Reacting to the video, Sona had tweeted, "This guy has become a youth idol by consistently starring in misogynistic films & is happy to extend it to his disgusting #lockdown video (sic)."
Now, in a tweet posted on Thursday, Sona said, "Sad how u are now going around pushing ur PR ppl to put up headlines about how 'all' 'netizens' r 'slamming' me for having issue with ur 'silly- dangerous' video (sic)." Calling Kartik an MCP (slang for "Male Chauvinist Pig"), Sona added, "I thought u realised ur folly Kartik, were genuine in your retraction (sic)."
Notably, in another video, Kartik's sister was seen hitting him. However, Sona said it doesn't justify the problematic video. "Dear all including the PR hungry Kartik, sister slapping him/u in a previous video doesn't justify ur video either. This is India... How many women thrash men at home vs the opposite? Which gender is likely to be more instigated towards violence? (sic)," she asked.
Sad how u are now going around pushing ur PR ppl to put up headlines about how ‘all’ ‘netizens’ r ‘slamming’ me for having issue with ur ‘silly- dangerous’video.I thought u realised ur folly @TheAaryanKartik ,were genuine in your retraction when I 👏 that. MCP ego flared up?— ShutUpSona (@sonamohapatra) April 23, 2020
Time and again, Kartik has drawn criticism for starring in movies with misogynistic tones such as the infamous Punchnama series and Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. In another instance, Kartik said that he does movies that have "women with defects". Another recent film featuring Kartik, Pati Patni Aur Woh was hugely criticized for making light of marital rape. After backlash, the "joke" was molded.