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Popular singer Sona Mohapatra has stirred up with her latest rendition of the popular Odia bhajan “Ahe Nila Saila”

Bhubaneswar:18/6/18: Popular singer Sona Mohapatra has stirred up yet another controversy with her latest rendition of the popular Odia bhajan “Ahe Nila Saila” by Salabega, the renowned Odia poet and ardent devotee of Lord Jagannath.

According to the video posted by the singer, she is heard pronouncing Salabega as “Sale bega”, Charana as “Charane” Shrianga as “Chhiranga” and Matta as “Maatra” in her rendition.

In a statement to a local TV channel, Sona has said there is no controversy over her rendition of the Odia bhajan song. She also urged the people not to rake up debates on such matters.

In his reaction, convenor of Odia Bhasa Andolan, Pabitra Maharatha, said the manner in which Mohapatra has ridiculed Lord Jagannath, she should be treated as a habitual offender as she has made all attempts to denigrate the entire Odia race and its pristine culture.

It may be recalled that the singer had invited widespread criticism for her remix of the cult Sambalpuri song ‘Rangabati’.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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