‘Indian Idol 11’: Himesh Reshammiya replaces #MeToo accused Anu Malik

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#MeToo accused music composer Anu Malik has finally exited the singing reality show ‘Indian Idol 11’. Several singers like Sona Mohapatra, Shweta Pandit, Alisha Chinai had called out Malik in the #MeToo movement. Malik has been finally dropped from the show and now Himesh Reshammiya will be replacing him as the third judge in ‘Indian Idol 11’.

Himesh is elated to be a part of the show.

Expressing his happiness on being a part of the show, Himesh told PTI, “I was a part of ‘Superstar Singer’ and now my journey continues on ‘Indian Idol 11’. ‘Indian Idol’ is not only one of India’s longest-running singing reality shows but also one of the most iconic one. I am extremely elated to be on the judges’ panel. From here on the responsibility only increases two-fold.”

After the sexual harassment case surfaced against Malik during the Me Too movement last year, he was dropped from ‘Indian Idol’ but he came back as a judge in the new season. Soon singers like Sona Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin and Shweta Pandit protested against the makers and channel Sony TV for bringing a #MeToo accused back on the show. Following their protest, Malik stepped down as the judge.

Now Himesh will be joining Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani as a judge on ‘Indian Idol’. Interestingly, he has even signed a singer from the show for his next film.

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