#MeToo effect: Anu Malik axed as Indian Idol 10 judge

Sameer Anjaan,Anu Malik,Shweta Pandit

Anu Malik has been accused of sexual harassment by singer Shweta Pandit

In a lengthy social media post, he wrote that Anu Malik asked Shweta to sing but she requested him if she could give the voice test from a separate room.

In recent times, Anu Malik has given music for Varun Dhawan and Anushka Sharma super hit flick Sui Dhaaga - Made In India. I sang it well so he said, "I'll give you this song with Sunidhi and Shaan but first give me a kiss now" He then smiled, what id recall the most evil grin I've seen. Music composer and singer Anu Malik was accused of sexual harassment by several women including singers Shweta Pandit and Sona Mohapatra. "I told him no and urged him to let me go, but he pulled me by my hair and stuffed my face in his lap, hurling abuses as he did so".

Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar are the other two judges on the panel now of the show, which airs on Sony Entertainment Television.

After they had a formal discussion, he took her to the lounge and Anu sat next to her. I was only 15 years old then, still in school. "I referred to this man as 'Anu uncle.' He knew my entire family for decades and knew us as a respected gharana of musicians", said Pandit, who is the grandniece of veteran classical singer Pandit Jasraj. It felt like someone had just stabbed me in my stomach.

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Indian composer Anu Malik has been removed as Indian Idol judge following multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

She further added, "This incident occurred in Kolkata".

Danica was quoted by Mid-day as saying, "It was one of my first big assignments in the reality television space". When she returned, she looked traumatised and told us of the unfortunate incident.

Another woman, who is an aspiring singer, alleged that she was approached to participate on Indian Idol 10 as a wild card entry but she refused the offer because Malik had sexually harassed her seven years ago. Her colleague narrated that how the singer tried to touch her thighs.

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