Aditya Narayan opens up about #MeToo accused Anu Malik’s return to television
Bollywood’s famous music composer-singer Anu Malik, has been caught in the #MeToo whirlwind for quite some time given the sexual harassment allegations levelled against him by several singers.
After being called out in the Me Too Movement, Anu opted out of the judging panel of the singing reality show ‘Indian Idol’. But now looks like he is all set to return to the 11th season of the show. The host of the singing show, Aditya Narayan opened up about the allegations levelled on Malik.
Speaking of the maker’s decision to bring back Anu on the show, Aditya told IANS, “Anu ji is one of the most loved and respected musicians. In fact, I owe a lot to him because I sang my first ever Bollywood song for him for ‘Akele Hum Akele Tum movie’.”
“I have immense respect for him but honestly you really don’t know anyone completely. You don’t know anyone from head to toe even if you have been with them… You don’t know every single aspect of their life. There is no point for me on commenting on Anuji and his life. As far I know, he is a wonderful human being. He has always been nice to me. These allegations come from the opposite gender,” he added.
Aditya also shared that he completely supports the #MeToo cause. He further reasoned out “If somebody has not been legally charged of doing something…then you can’t really hold a gun to their head and expect them to sit at home. Anuji has a family. He has two wonderful daughters. I am sure the girls are in that age where they need to be supported. I don’t know if it’s true or not.”
He believes that those guilty should be punished but until proven guilty the people who are allegedly accused should be allowed to continue working.