"the men in filmland only stick to milk and biscuits?"
Singer Sona Mohapatra has admitted that she is baffled that only female stars are being questioned in relation to the Bollywood drugs case.
She has also questioned why no male actors have come under suspicion.
Sona stated her queries in a Facebook post on September 28, 2020. She also spoke about the benefits of CBD oil, something which she learned about during her sister’s cancer treatment in 2019.
The post comes amid a time where leading actresses Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor and Rakul Preet Singh are being questioned by the NCB.
Sona admitted that it feels “rather strange” that only female stars have been questioned as if male actors “only stick to milk and biscuits”.
Her post read: “The TV stories feel like a farce especially CBD oil and ganja and Whatsapp chats being talked about with such fervour.
“I discovered what the former was when my sister went through multiple surgeries for cancer last year. Was told of how magical the healing and pain-alleviating this could be for her recovery.
“Unfortunately we couldn’t find any easily in Mumbai. Cannabis has been the base of all Ayurveda till the British banned it I’ve learnt, thus taking away most of its efficacy.
“So conservatives and ‘custodians of culture’ should please note this.”
Sona went on to highlight that only actresses have been named as suspects.
“All this drug discussion would mean something if they pursued the actual hard drug cartels and suppliers also.
It is also rather strange that a list of women stars are in the limelight even here. Like the men in filmland only stick to milk and biscuits?
“Having said this I don’t have copious tears flowing for any film star.
“The thing is, these stars are also paid big bucks by brands as ‘role models’ and so you can’t really have your cake and eat it too?
“If you want to earn disproportionate amounts of money, you need to be ready to go under the people’s scanner too.
“Tiger Woods did lose Nike when it was found that he wasn’t such a paean of family values after all.
“There are enough and more stars like Di Caprio etc who do not accept endorsements & choose to live life on their own terms.
“Say no to double standards please and yes, dear India, actions do have consequences so best if you SAY NO TO DRUGS too.”
Sona Mohapatra also revealed that Kangana Ranaut blocked her on Twitter after the singer slammed the actress for her “selective feminism” comment towards Anushka Sharma.
& when I clicked to check what Adi was talking about cus I don’t really follow her.. discovered this!!??Hilarious. Kangana wants to criticise everyone & everything but doesn’t know the world works on reciprocity? Have to know how to take it, if you keep dishing it out. #fairplay https://t.co/ryafUlYojs pic.twitter.com/JGYrbHt6uX
— Sona Mohapatra (@sonamohapatra) September 28, 2020
In another tweet, Sona wrote: “Also, Kangana hasn’t ever stood up for anyone but her own self and hasn’t acknowledged anyone who has cheered her in any case.
“That’s not a change maker or even thought-leader of any worth.
“Yes, she’s been brave to call out some of the industry’s ills. That’s all. Will call her bluff.”
Sona Mohapatra had criticised Kangana after the actress called Urmila Matondkar a “soft porn star” and Sonam Kapoor a “mafia bimbo”.
She had written on Twitter: “Calling others Gold digger, mafia bimbo, Sasti copy, Soft porn star?!?
“Playing the messiah of the masses by using a tragic death is the worst act of opportunism.
“Doesn’t make you the pillar of virtue, justice or the flagbearer of ‘Hindu Cultural values’. Highlights the worst side.”