After being accused of sexual harassment during the #Metoo movement in October 2018, singer-composer Anu Malik is set to return to reality TV, however as a celebrity guest this time. He will be seen appearing on the show Superstar Singer along with lyricist Sameer, according to a report by Times of India. According to the report, “He will make an appearance along with lyricist Sameer in an episode dedicated to the songs composed and written by them.”
Anu Malik will be seen appearing on the show ‘Superstar Singer’ along with lyricist Sameer.
The singer stepped down from Indian Idol in October last year following allegations of sexual harassment. Sony Entertainment Television put out a statement saying: “Anu Malik is no longer a part of Indian Idol jury panel. The show will continue its planned schedule & we'll invite some of the biggest names in Indian music as guests to join Vishal [Dadlani] and Neha [Kakkar] to judge extraordinary talent of Indian Idol season 10." He was eventually replaced by playback singer Javed Ali.
Anu Malik was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, including singers Sona Mohapatra and Shweta Pandit, during the #MeToo wave that hit Bollywood last year. Sona tweeted about the same, calling out him and singer Kailash Kher.
When contacted, Malik said, “I don’t know her.I have never worked with her also.She’s just dragging my name into this.I have not even met her.”Really Anu’ji?Never met me?Called me at strange hours?What about Suman Shridhar?Didn’t harass her endlessly?She had to leave the country. https://t.co/ch7XzjlXM9— SONA (@sonamohapatra) October 10, 2018
Shweta Pandit detailed an incident where Anu Malik promised to include her in a song for Awara Paagal Deewana with Sunidhi Chauhan and Shaan saying, “But first give me a kiss now.” The singer was 15 years old at the time.
(With Inputs from Times of India)
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