#MeToo accused Anu Malik to return as judge for ‘Indian Idol 11’?
India’s #MeToo movement, in recent times, has slowed down considerably and it looks like it has lost all the momentum. The entire movement exploded when actress Tanushree Dutta leveled allegations against Nana Patekar of sexually harassing her. The alleged incident had happened in 2008 on the sets of ‘Horn OK Pleassss!’. Amid the #MeToo scandal, music director Anu Malik’s name had also come up and as a result, he had to step down from his role as a judge on ‘Indian Idol 10’.
Now, it seems that Anu Malik could be returning as a judge for the eleventh season of ‘Indian Idol’. According to a report in Zoom TV, the music composer is all set to make a comeback. Anu Malik has been the face of Indian Idol since its first season and while many celebs have co-judged the show, he has been a constant.
For those who are unaware, singer Shweta Pandit had accused Malik of sexually exploiting her when she was a minor. Shweta had stated that he assaulted her when she was 15 and had asked for a kiss. Apart from Shweta Pandit’s accusation, several other women have accused Malik of harassing them and making unwanted advances.
Hopefully, the makers of ‘Indian Idol’ can clear the air regarding Anu Malik’s involvement in the show.
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