Singer Sona Mohapatra on Thursday called music composer Anu Malik's decision to step down as a judge of talent show Indian Idol a "symbolic victory" for all the women who have faced sexual harassment, IANS reported. It's a battle of the whole country. Now hearing this news, I feel that it is the victory of all, not just me, but also all the women with whom they misbehaved. It is a symbolic victory. "We are not going to sit here and let people to take us for granted".
Malik was first accused of misconduct a year ago during the #MeToo wave and was briefly dropped from the singing reality show. ' It is noteworthy that Sona Mahapatra's campaign against Anu Malik on social media has got the support of Neha Bhasin, Shweta Pandit, Alisha Chinai and others. "The best thing is once you clear your name and go back to business, it is good for everyone", Malik posted on Instagram after a massive social media blow-out against him. He said that he turned into once "in disaster" and "in a shadowy set up", annoying justice.
Anu Malik has reportedly left reality show Indian Idol.
On Thursday, a source close to channel confirmed to a news agency that Malik "is stepping down as a judge from Indian Idol".
The matter escalated after Mohapatra, in an open letter to Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani, demanded action against him.
"My open letter to the honourable minister for ladies & child vogue".
Incidentally, Sony TV was sent a notice by the National Commission of Women.
The notice was addressed by the president of Sony Entertainment Television. While the channel has been supportive, it's exclusively my decision to take this break.
Asked if her letter to Smriti Irani has created an have an effect on on Malik's resolution, Sona said: "I in level of reality would no longer know". I am sitting here in my own little world.
Speaking about his decision, he told the newspaper supplement, Bombay Times, that he won't return to the show until his name is cleared of all allegations. "She is an fabulous lady".
However, in an interview with Hindustan Times, Anu Malik revealed that he has taken a three-week break.