Bollywood singer and composer Anu Malik has also been surrounded by the ongoing #MeToo wave. After sexual harassment allegation by Shweta Pandit and singer Sona Mohapatra, reports have suggested that the singer-composer is asked to step down from his seat as the judge of the popular singing reality show Indian Idol 10. Anu Malik was seen judging the show along with Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani.
According to the reports in Pinkvilla, Anu Malik is asked to step down till the case is being investigated and will soon be replaced by another Bollywood singer. The singer was recently accused of sexual harassment by Shweta Pandit and Sona Mohapatra following which two more survivors opened up on their horrific experiences with the singer. While Anu Malik has clearly denied knowing Sona Mohapatra, he has refused to acknowledge any allegations leveled against him by Shweta.
A few days ago Shweta called Anu Malik a paedophile and sexual predator in a long note shared on Twitter. "Had to go back to my worst memory as a teenage girl today to write this and speak up - its now or never. This is my #MeToo and have to warn young girls about #AnuMalik & let you know your #TimesUp @IndiaMeToo Thank you @sonamohapatra for speaking up about him & supporting this," she wrote in her tweet.
Ever since the allegations have surfaced, the channel has been taking the matter very seriously and has now decided to drop Anu Malik as the judge. Reports also suggest that he won't be shooting any further episodes. An official statement from the channel is still awaited.
Earlier when Shweta Pandit was asked if she wants Anu malik to be dropped from the show he is judging, she said, "It is up to them. I have told you what I have experienced."
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