Singer Hema Sardesai comes out in support of #MeToo accused Anu Malik; says, “It takes two hands to clap”

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Anu Malik has been grabbing headlines after he was brought back on the judging panel of ‘Indian Idol 11’. Anu faced backlash from singers like Sona Mohapatra and Neha Bhasin as they expressed their disappointment with the #MeToo accused singer-composer being brought back on the singing show as a judge. Now, ‘Awaara Bhanware’ singer Hema Sardesai has come out in support of Anu Malik.

Hema took to her Instagram handle to extend her support to Malik. In her post, Hema wrote that Malik has given her some of the biggest hits in Bollywood sheerly based on her merit. She called out all the other singers who are accusing him (Neha Bhasin and Sona Mohapatra) to stop throwing stones at him just for the sake of publicity.

She wrote, “So many years ago when my struggle carried on in the industry I was the ONLY singer who had clearly stated publicly that I have refused to compromise my values for songs. Why were all others quiet then? And why have they been quiet for so many years? By sheer grace despite my strong principles, I was blessed with many blockbuster hit songs including those directed by Anu Malik. If one of the decent most Singers like me could have sung some of Anu Malik’s greatest songs, it proves there is a great Artiste in him who respected true talent and who respectfully gave me songs on merit Alone. (sic)

You can read her entire post below:

Singers Sona Mohapatra and Neha Bhasin had taken to her Twitter handles to criticise the makers of ‘Indian Idol 11’ for bringing back #MeToo Anu Malik.

The latest buzz suggests that Anu might be again dropped from ‘Indian Idol’. A report in Deccan Chronicle quoted a source saying,“Sony thought that the backlash against Anu had died down. But they never anticipated this new rising roar of protest against his return to the show.”

For more updates on this front, stay tuned.


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