Courtesy : Sona Mohapatra, Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar
Singer Sona Mohapatra has a voice that’s soulful and fearless, both. She is an incredible singer and has crooned for various popular Bollywood songs. At the same time, she has a strong opinion on all matters of public interest- right from social issues to objectionable content on the Internet.
Recently, she was in a soup after she called out actor Kartik Aaryan for his TikTok video and called it ‘misogynist’. Later, she was attacked by trolls to which she reacted stating that the actors’ PR has been staging articles to defame her.
And now, Sona has taken a dig at the Bollywood beauties for not lip-syncing to her songs properly. She states that earlier, the actress’ would take efforts to learn the songs and understand the details but now the new-age heroines do not take it seriously.
She points out at Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar stating that she sang a song for their film Saand Ki Aankh, and she was not convinced with their lip-syncing. She said that it did not even feel like they were singing the song.
"I sang the song for this young, very talented music composer,Vishal Mishra, in this celebrated film called Saand Ki Aankh, and they are supposedly, you know, more serious actresses in it, and yet, I would like to ask Bhumi (Pednekar) and Taapsee (Pannu), did you not hear the song once before you did a lip-sync because there is no effort to even lip-sync the song in a way ki woh lage ki woh gaana bhi gaa rahe hai (it’d look like they were singing)” Sona told Bollywood Life.
“Kyunki set pe aagaye or aise thoda muh hila diya aur cut away hogaye (they just arrived on set and moved their lips a bit) and actually the audience get it. They are like ki lag nahi raha hai ki gaana ga rahi hai (it doesn’t look like they are singing) and you know people don't know why it's the case” she adds.
Besides Taapsee and Bhumi, Sona also raised a case when she sang a song that featured Jacqueline Fernandez and according to her, the actress did not even open the mouth while lip-syncing a certain word.
Sona said, “I think Jacqueline Fernandez. Woh Saiyaan bolte waqt mooh khola hi nahi usne, Saiyaan karke muh band rakha hai (she didn't open her mouth while lip-syncing, immediately after the word Saiyaan, she kept her mouth shut).”
“I am like, lip-sync karna bhi ek art hai jo humare pichle generation mein actors used to work on (lip-syncing is an art that actors from previous generations used to work on). They used to make sure they know the lyrics by heart, their throat would show a certain strain when they were lip-syncing and they used to look like they were singing the song” she continued.
It will be interesting to see what the actress’ have to say about this.