Sona Mohapatra accuses ‘shameless’ Kailash Kher of sexual misconduct


In yet another stunning development, popular singer Sona Mohapatra has accused singer Kailash Kher of serious sexual misconduct. This is the first time Kher has faced serious allegations from a fellow singer.

Taking to Twitter, Sona wrote, “I met Kailash for coffee in Prithvi Café to discuss a forthcoming concert where both our bands were playing & after the usual, a hand on my thigh with lines likes, your so beautiful, feel so good that a ‘musician got you’ (Ram) not an actor. I left not soon after.”

She continued, ” That did not deter Kailash Kher though. On landing in Dhaka & on my way to the venue with the organisers, keeps calling me & when I don’t pick up, calls the organisers phone to get through to me & asks me to ‘skip’ the soundcheck & join him in his room instead to ‘catch up’.”

In her concluding tweet, the Ambarsariya song fame singer wrote, “The fact that Kailash had sung in my studios & for many projects in which I was the producer & knew me to be as strong as i am or that he had only recently taken a favour from my partner @RamSampathLive to create a personal track for him didn’t stop him. #TheHubris of such #men.”

Sona, who’s married to musician Ram Sampath, took a dig at Kher’s reported apology for his previous sexual misconduct towards a female journalist. She wrote, “How many women will you apologise to Kailash Kher??? Start now. Will take a lifetime.”

Calling Kher shameless, Sona said, “The shamelessness of this man. To call himself ‘simple’, ‘devoted to music’ & even claiming amnesia. If this chap could dare try this stunt with me, it’s a disease that he has & I can vouch for not only these two women’s stories but hundreds more he would’ve have preyed on.”

Earlier a journalist, identified as Natasha Hemrajani, had alleged that Kher had sexually harassed her when she visited him at his house to take photos as her journalist friend interviewed him.