Wednesday, 20 February, 2019

Lyricist Sameer defends Anu Malik after sexual harassment allegations

Stacy Diaz | 21 October, 2018, 17:30

According to her the incident took place during 2010, when one of her colleagues with cameraman was travelling with Anu Malik in Kolkata.

As reports flowing in, Malik has been asked to step down as an judge from ongoing reality show Indian Idol season 10. "The show will continue its planned schedule and we'll invite some of the greatest names in Indian music as guests in Indian Idol season 10".

Anu was quoted by IE as saying, "I have issued a statement to the channel 'I, Anu Malik, have chose to take a break from Indian Idol as I am now unable to focus on my work on the show.' The channel has been kind to agree for the same".

"I agree that Shweta had come along with her mother for a voice test". In the previous week, the singer Shweta Pandit sent a shockwave in the cinema industry after allegedly accusing the music composer of harassment and labelled him as a paedophile.

While another woman during their second meeting at Sahara Studios in Goregaon, Malik asked her if she had a boyfriend.

Anu Malik has been on the jury panel since the beginning of the show in 2014. I sang it well so he said, "ill give you this song with Sunidhi and Shaan but first give me a kiss now" He then smiled, what id recall the most evil grin ive seen. She also called him a "pedophile" and "sexual predator". I have never worked with her also. One unnamed woman said he rubbed his body against her at Mehboob Studios in 1990, although he apologised later. Taking to Twitter, she had repeated her allegations saying that she stood by them. Anu Malik has denied the allegations of sexual harassment by Shweta Pandit. His lawyer on Thursday issued a statement, stating Shweta's allegations were false and baseless. "I told him no and urged him to let me go, but he pulled me by my hair and stuffed my face in his lap, hurling abuses", the victim added.

When asked whether the channel asked him to step down, he told IE, "They have not asked me to step down".