Piya Se Naina: Sona Mohapatra Claims Her Upcoming Music Video Is an Assertion of Her Feminity

Piya Se Naina: Sona Mohapatra Claims Her Upcoming Music Video Is an Assertion of Her Feminity

With only a couple of days left for the July 1 release of her unapologetic documentary, Shut Up Sona, on ZEE5, singer, composer and producer Sona Mohapatra has released a new music video of one of her most popular songs, Piya Se NainaShut Up Sona: Sona Mohapatra’s Documentary Is Arriving on ZEE5 on July 1.

The imagery in the video celebrates her artistic journey to various destinations, her joyful camaraderie with her band, her free-spirited femininity, her powerful stage persona, and an artiste’s unrelenting commitment to a life of purpose and agency, says the promotional announcement.

Piya Se Naina is a contemporary musical recreation of the poetry of the 14th-century mystic and poet Hazrat Amir Khusrau. Describing her bond with Sufi poetry, Sona said: “The most beautiful aspect of this poetry is that it imagines the divine as a beloved and transcends the constructs of gender and even religion. My life, my music, my Lal Pari Mastani project and even the journey I went on while filming Shut Up Sona encapsulate my quest for this level of transcendence in a society where a woman is constantly labelled, questioned, judged and policed.” Sona Mohapatra Reacts To Claims Of Badshah Buying Fake Views, Says ‘I’d Call It Building An Empire Using Matchsticks.’

Mohapatra added that the video, just like the film, gives audiences a glimpse of the life of an artiste who wishes to absorb the and diversity of the world regardless of the odds in her way. “My music has always derived inspiration from life, poetry, everyday interactions, different musical and cultural traditions, and my own experience of the world. Piya Se Naina is meant to offer a glimpse of my inexhaustible creativity and the film reveals my most vulnerable as well as defiant moments,” Mohapatra said.

Directed by Gupta, Shut up Sona has received both national and international acclaim. It bagged the National Award for Editing in , the Best Documentary Award at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne in and at IndieMeme, an Impact Docs Award US, and a Film Critics Guild Award Special Mention at MAMI.

Produced by Mohapatra, the documentary is being billed as “an unfiltered account of the singer’s relentless fight for equality in a gender-insensitive world”.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on Jun 30, 2022 09:30 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

About Charles 47314 Articles
Charles writes for the Headline column of the website. He has done major in English, and a having a diploma in Journalism. He has worked for more than 1.5 years in a media house. Now, he joined our team as a contributor for covering the latest US headlines. He is smart both by him looks and nature. He is very good with everyone in the team.