Just about seven days after Sona Mohapatra got out Anu Malik for being “a sequential predator”, vocalist Shweta Pandit blamed the music arranger for sexual offense yesterday. With the business following a zero-resilience strategy towards lewd behavior, weight has mounted on Endemol, the producers of Indian Idol, and Sony Entertainment to drop Malik from the show. He has passed judgment on each season since the truth demonstrate started airing in 2004.
Alluding to Malik as a “pedophile” and “sexual stalker”, Pandit described the 18-year-old scene in a nitty gritty post on Twitter. As per the post, she met Malik in a lodge at Empire Studio in Andheri — the author was recording a tune with Shaan and Sunidhi Chauhan for Awara Pagal Deewana (2002).
“It was simply him and me there. He requesting that I sing with no music, as he needed to hear my voice. I recall that I sang the title melody of Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega. I sang it well, so he stated, ‘I’ll give you this melody with Sunidhi and Shaan however first give me a kiss now.’ He at that point grinned, what I review as the most insidious smile I’ve seen,” she composed.
Pandit additionally called attention to that she was just 15 years old at the time. “Would anyone be able to try and envision what it felt that minute? I alluded to this man as “Anu uncle”, he knew my whole family for quite a long time… He tended to my dad as “Mandheer bhai”. What’s more, he does this to his bhai’s girl? (sic)”
No sooner had Pandit’s tweet turned into a web sensation than netizens addressed why the show makers and the channel were not making strict move against Malik. They refered to precedents of Sajid Khan and Subhash Kapoor, who had been expelled from their directorial adventures following inappropriate behavior claims.
A source near the channel uncovered that the authorities are choosing the following strategy. “They have observed the advancements, however no choice has been taken yet. It is a pause and-watch circumstance as Anu Malik is synonymous with the show. In spite of the fact that netizens have been labeling Sony TV in their online interest to expel him, the channel authorities are keeping mum for the time being,” the source said.
Whenever reached, the channel authorities declined to remark. Malik, on his part, stayed incommunicado. Prior at night, Malik rubbished the charges to a news office, expressing, “This is strange. I would prefer not to discuss it. Today anybody says anything.” He is as of now facilitating Indian Idol’s tenth season with Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar.