Sona Mohapatra fumes at Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar – “Did you not hear the song ‘Baby Gold’ before lip-syncing?”

Singer Sona Mohapatra, who is known for her unique voice and strong views, recently discussed her disappointments with new generation actors.

In an interview, she expressed her dissatisfaction over actors like Jacquline Fernandes, Taapsee Pannu and Bhumi Pednekar for not doing lip-sync, which is a  part of their job, with conviction. 

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Sona who has been very vocal about her thoughts on industry and actors, said that she thinks that yesteryear actors understood the importance of lip-syncing and they practised it so that it seems convincing at the screen to the audiences. 

She pointed out the lack of efforts put in by Jacqueline in lip-syncing one of her songs. She said, “I sang some qawwali or something for Jacqueline Fernandez (pauses)… I think Jacqueline Fernandez. Woh Saiyaan bolte waqt mooh khola hi nahi usne, Saiyaan karke muh band rakha hai. I am like, lip-sync karna bhi ek art hai jo humare pichle generation mein actors 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.”

Further she gave another example of vague efforts in lip-sync by actors Bhumi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu. She recalled the song ‘Baby Gold’ from Sand Ki Aankh and claimed that these actors didn’t even heard the song. 

She said, “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. Kyunki set pe aagaye or aise thoda muh hila diya aur cut away hogaye. and actually the audience get it. They are like ki lag nahi raha hai ki gaana ga rahi hai and you know people don’t know why it’s the case.”  

Though later in the interview she clarified that her intentions are not to slam these actors or demean anyone. She just feels that this is a valid discussion and needs to be taken ahead.