Music composer and former reality TV show Indian Idol judge Anu Malik, who stands accused of sexual harassment by singers Shweta Pandit and Sona Mohapatra among other multiple women, is all set to return to television after being fired from Indian Idol. Yes, Anu Malik will be back as a judge for the eleventh season of Indian Idol's season 11. However, Sona Mohapatra had earlier taken to the micro-blogging site (Twitter) to slam the channel's decision of bringing him as one of the judges. Today (September 17), the pictures of the music composer Anu Malik from the sets of another music reality show Superstar Singer are surfacing on the internet. In the pictures, Anu Malik can be seen chilling on the sets with Jay Bhanushali. Anu Malik Returns to Small Screen With This Reality Show Despite #MeToo Allegations?
Anu Malik, along with with other two judges Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar, shot for a promo recently. Talking about it, Mid-Day quoted a source close to the development as saying, "The makers and channel decided to reinstate Anu Malik as one of the judges as he, with his shair-o-shayari, is synonymous with Indian Idol. He has judged every season since the reality show began airing in 2004." Sona Mohapatra Slams Yash Raj Films for Falsely Claiming that Anu Malik is Banned from Entering its Premises after #MeToo Controversy
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Here's a video of Jay Bhanushali and him chilling on the sets of Indian Idol 11.
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Meanwhile, the #MeToo movement in India has gathered momentum since it broke on social media with names from the media, film, and entertainment industries being called out. Prominent names like Rajat Kapoor, Vikas Bahl, Zulfi Syed, Sajid Khan, Kailash Kher, Subhash Kapoor, Subhash Ghai, Alok Nath, among others were named and shamed for their sexual misconduct. Watch this space for further updates.
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