Singer Hema Sardesai comes out in support of #MeToo accused Anu Malik; says, “It takes two hands to clap”
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:
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Pls note this is a selfless post with nothing for me to gain on, accept the satisfaction of standing up for the truth🙏 @anumalikmusic @sonytvofficial . . . . . . . . . . . . #AnuMalik #HemaaSardesai #BiwiNo1 #JaanamSamjhaKaro #Josh #Khushi #metooindia #metoo #indianidol #indianidol11
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.
It takes only a Nirbhaya level tragedy for #India to wake up? Few days after these👇🏾,I was asked to leave my judge seat. My co-judge told me,the publicity I provided to Anu Malik took up the trps of our ‘rival’ show. (?!) A year later,a sexual predator is back on the same seat. pic.twitter.com/HFaLCOAXzZ
— ShutUpSona (@sonamohapatra) October 29, 2019
I agee with you. We do live in a very sexist world. Anu Malik is a predetor, i too have run away from his strange moves when i was 21. I didn't let myself get into a sticky situation beyond him lying on a sofa in front of me talking about my eyes in a studio. I fleed lying https://t.co/tQgStLrYyT
— Neha Bhasin (@nehabhasin4u) October 30, 2019
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.