Sony TV along with the makers of Indian Idol 11 are facing a lot of backlash ever since they reinstated Anu Malik as a judge. For the unversed, the singer has been charged with #MeToo allegations by Sona Mohaptra, Neha Bhasin and a few more. Now, when Malik has been questioned about whether he’s been removed from the show, here’s what he has to say.
Following the rising backlash, rumours were rife that the Indian Idol makers are reconsidering their decision, and Anu may just be asked to leave the show and step down as the judge. Now, when entertainment portal, Bollywood Life, questioned Anu Malik about the same, “No comments,” he responded.
While it still remains under the wraps to what exactly is going to be the channel’s decision, Anu has been supported by singer Hema Sardesai, who wrote a long Instagram post in support of the former.
To this, Sona took to her Twitter and called Hema ‘sick, silly woman’. She wrote, “Somebody tell Ms Sardesai that yes, it takes two bodies to even get raped but that does not mean the person getting raped is to be blamed? Also, this is called victim shaming & it is the reason why minors, survivors & their families haven’t formally complained? Sick, Silly woman.”
Earlier, a report by Deccan Chronicle stated that the makers have removed Anu Malik from the show. “Anu Malik may be shown the door in the next few weeks. They thought the backlash against him had quietly died down. They never anticipated this new rising roar of protest against his return to the show,” revealed a source close to Deccan Chronicle.