After Odisha Surakhya Sena, BJP Yuva Morcha has filed another case against the singers..
Sona Mahapatra and Rituraj Mohanty’s re-rendition of the timeless Sambalpuri cult song ‘Rangabati’ has got them mired in controversies. And they don’t seem to die down. A day after Odisha Surakhya Sena registered a case against the singers Sona Mohapatra and Rituraj Mohanty at the capital police station, another complaint has been filed by BJP Yuva Morcha at Sambalpur Town Police Station.
The cases have been filed accusing the singers of distorting the original sound track which was sung by Jitendriya Haripal and Krishna Patel. The singers have also been accused of warping the state anthem, ‘Bande Utkala Janani’ on the show.
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The original “Rangabati’ was first aired by All India Radio studio in Sambalpur in mid-seventies. After it became hugely popular, a music company, Indreco, bought the rights and released it around 1978.
The song then reached cult status with lakhs of records sold and singers Haripal and Patel awarded honourary doctorates by a university.
(With inputs from Zee Kalinga)