Anu Malik removed as Indian Idol judge after #MeToo allegations

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"Shweta requested that if she can sing in some other room but Anuji said that I want Sameerji to also hear your voice", wrote Sameer.

Four women, which includes singer Sona Mohapatra and Shewta Pandit have accused Malik of sexual harassment, and a former producer of Indian Idol show Danica D'souza revealed that she knows two more women who have alleged the similar allegations against the music director during the Indian Idol 5 season as reported by India Today. "The show will continue its planned schedule and we'll invite some of the greatest names in Indian music as guests in Indian Idol season 10". She isn't the first one to have named and shamed Anu.


Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar are the other two judges on the panel now of the show, which airs on Sony Entertainment Television. She even registered her complaint in Oshiwara police station but no action was taken yet. Anu Malik has been one of the judges on Indian Idol since the show first aired in 2004. "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".

However, Anu Malik has denied the allegations that he sexually harassed Shweta Pandit. When complained about it to higher authorities, everyone just told to remain careful around him and turned a blind eye. She worked on the reality show for more than a year after joining in 2010. She said that just when she was about to leave, he tried to hug her. Once, at a meeting in Sahara Studios, Gurugram, he asked the survivor to wear a "chiffon sari" the next time she met him. "My client respects the #MeToo Movement but to use this movement to start a character assassination mission is obnoxious", Anu Malik's lawyer Zulfiquar Memon was quoted as saying by news agency IANS. Ever since the allegations were made on Malik, the channel had been discussing the whole matter and now came to the conclusion of dropping him till the matter is further investigated.

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