Back in 2018, some of the biggest names of Bollywood were dragged and exposed in what was the biggest #MeToo movement that the country saw. Right from producers and directors big and small (Sajid Khan, Vikas Behl, Nana Patekar, Subhash Ghai, Luv Ranjan among others) to singers (Kailash Kher, Papon, Anu Malik) were accused of being sexual predators, who used their position and power to exploit women (and even men in some cases). And now, singer Neha Bhasin, who has songs like "Dhunki Laage", "Swag Se Swagat" among other chartbusters to her credit, came forth and accused music composer and Indian Idol 11 judge Anu Malik of being a sexual predator. #MeToo: Sona Mohapatra Slams Sony Television for Retaining Anu Malik as the Judge of Indian Idol 11

Singer Sona Mohapatra, who has long back established that she will speak up her mind, consequences be damned, wrote an open letter to Sony TV, the makers of Indian Idol 11, calling them out for getting Anu Malik back on the show's judges panel.

And replying to her was Singer Neha Bhasin who was also subjected to harassment by Anu Malik when she was 21 years old. In a series of tweets, Neha described the kind of Harassment meted out to her by Anu and called him some choice names.

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Her Big Revelation:

Anu Malik An Ugly Pervert:

Even Called Out The Industry...

... And The Men In It:

Calling Out Stereotypes:

Anu Malik was accused by singers Sona Mohapatra and Shweta Pandit along with two other singers of sexual misconduct and was subsequently ousted from Indian Idol 10 and the channel released a statement that read, "Anu Malik is no longer a part of Indian Idol jury panel. The show will continue its planned schedule and we will invite some of the biggest names in Indian music as guests to join Vishal (Dadlani) and Neha (Kakkar) to judge extraordinary talents of Indian Idol Season 10." BREAKING! #MeToo Accused Anu Malik to Return to Indian Idol After Battling Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Even though the #MeToo movement in India was short-lived, the force with which it hit the industry, shook some serious foundations and also brought about some much-needed awareness. While a lot of the cases that were filed against the industry folk are yet to see a final judgement be passed, if nothing, the movement has only encouraged men and women alike to stand up for themselves and become survivors and not victims.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Oct 31, 2019 06:14 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website