The Me Too allegations against singer-composer Anu Malik seem to have gone down the drain for Indian Idol makers as they have roped him in yet again for the next season. Reports suggest Malik has even shot for a promo, along with Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani.
A source told Mid-Day, “The makers and channel decided to reinstate Anu Malik as one of the judges as he, with his shair-o-shayari, is synonymous with Indian Idol. He has judged every season since the reality show began airing in 2004.”
Malik’s lawyer had earlier said India’s #MeToo movement was being used for his client’s “character assassination.”
Kakkar is also returning to the show. She posted on Instagram: “Swagat Kijiye Aapki #IndianIdol11 Ki #JudgeSahiba ka I’m back Only bcz of Your Immense Love.”
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25th August is your Last Chance to Participate in #IndianIdol11 🙋🏻♀️🙋🏻♂️ @sonytvofficial . . . #Repost @neheartnavnoor ・・・ Itni si hasi itni si khushi!! 😭♥️♥️ I’m so happy today, nehu you’ve given us the biggest happiness of the year! 💃🏻🥳. Just can’t wait for #IndianIdol to start and see you on back on that chair 😍😇♥️ @nehakakkar #NehaKakkar #JudgeSahiba #NehuHappyNeheartsHappy #NeHeartNavnoor
The show will reportedly be hosted by Aditya Narayan this time.