Sona Mohapatra On Singing ‘Rang De’ As Her Tribute To Meera Bai, “She Was A Free-Spirited Rebel-Rockstar…”

Sona Mohapatra says 'Rang De' from 'Shut Up Sona' is her tribute to Meera Bai
Sona Mohapatra says ‘Rang De’ from ‘Shut Up Sona’ is her tribute to Meera Bai ( Photo Credit – IMDb )

Singer-songwriter-producer Sona Mohapatra on Monday released a brand new monitor titled ‘Rang De’. The monitor, composed by her husband Ram Sampath to Meera Bai’s poetry, is from her recently-released OTT film ‘Shut Up Sona’.

The music video is shot within the underbelly of Paris with road artwork that showcases nice feminine icons, from Edith Piaf to Frieda Kahlo.

Commenting on the event, Sona Mohapatra spoke about the way it was only in her teenage years that she actually received to know about Meera Bai and her philosophy, thereby breaking the picture that she had in her thoughts about the feminine poet in her childhood.

The singer stated, “As a baby, I discovered the imagery of Meera Bai to be very docile and due to this fact miserable. I largely received to see visuals of her sporting white, sitting inside 4 partitions with a tamboora, her devotion bordering on servility whereas her riot wasn’t actually highlighted.”

Sona Mohapatra added, “It was only in my later teenagers that I started exploring extra of her life and instances. She wrote about sensuality and need amongst different taboo matters too. My music video ‘Rang De’ is a tribute to her and her unrelenting will to unfold love, pleasure, and freedom amid dogma and orthodoxy.”

Sona additionally spoke about how Meera Bai defied the principles ladies have been confined to and adopted her coronary heart.

“Meera Bai was a free-spirited rebel-rockstar however has been institutionalised by the society. Despite her royal lineage, she interacted with widespread individuals and minstrels, danced and sang in public locations, and sought a guru in Ravidas, which in these instances was a blasphemy since he was from the ‘untouchables’ class,” Sona Mohapatra stated.

She additionally talked about that her riot was mirrored in her refusal to commit Sati and write songs about it.

Drawing parallels between the legendary poet and herself, Sona Mohapatra stated, “She wrote about her ‘choli’, a metaphor for worldly constraints, asking Krishna to open it, and was probably castigated for it simply as I used to be after I sang a Meera bhajan in a halter neck prime on the Mehrangarh fort whereas headlining the RiFF music pageant in Jodhpur.

“The world reduces ladies to their gender, assaults them for craving freedom, and makes all the things about sexuality. We should not simply our our bodies.”

One incontrovertible fact that emerges clearly as Sona Mohapatra traces the lifetime of the mystic poet with a historian and author in Chittorgarh is that highly effective ladies artistes in each period have confronted censure.

Describing what the film means to her, the singer concluded by saying, “For me, �Shut Up Sona’ is a musical love letter to a rustic that’s generally uncomfortable with my voice. It sums up my love and gratitude for all the things that has constantly uplifted me and lots of others around me — music and the unique tradition of my land.

“At the top of the day, I’m an artiste. And with these songs, I’m making an attempt to additional amplify a message of inclusivity, riot, love and the sheer happiness that my world has to supply.”

‘Shut Up Sona’ is obtainable on ZEE5.

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