Sona Mohapatra gets threats from Sufi foundation, lodges complaint

Bollywood playback singer Sona Mohapatra has received threatening calls from a Sufi foundation over her latest single "Tori Surat", a rendition of Ameer Khusrau's famous Sufi song.

The outspoken singer took to Twitter to draw the attention of Mumbai police to the email which she received from the Madariya Sufi Foundation.

"Respected @CPMumbaiPolice, I have been sent a threatening email notice from the Madariya Sufi Foundation demanding that I take down a music video that has been passed by the censor board of India and I would like to forward the same to your official email id along with my response," she said on Twitter yesterday.

The foundation claimed that the video is vulgar and will flare communal tensions.

The singer also claimed that the police did not take necessary action last time when she got death and rape threats on social media for her comments on Salman’s conviction in blackbuck poaching case.

"The last time I shared my phone number with the @MumbaiPolice was when I was getting rape, mutilation, death & acid attack threats during the Salman controversy. I am sorry to say that no real help or remedy came my way sir, @CPMumbaiPolice. Thankful I am safe despite the same," she wrote.

But this time the police responded and asked Sona to "lodge a complaint at the nearest police station". "Headed to the police station in my neighbourhood to sort out this matter. Thank you @MumbaiPolice for calling me and giving direction," she replied.

Sources said the Foundation officials have been called up for questioning following which the next course of action will be taken.

Speaking to a TV channel, Mohapatra said, “They called me a regular offender and says that they found another video of mine insulting to Islam because I’m ‘exposing’ my body.”

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