Me Too India is nowhere close to coming to an end. With a few names of Big-wigs from Media, Politics, Entertainment and the Sports fraternity doing the rounds, this movement continues to gather momentum.
From MJ Akbar, Alok Nath, Nana Patekar, Sajid Khan, Kailash Kher, Aditi Mittal to Lasith Malinga, several have been accused of sexual harassment
Recently Singer Sona Mohapatra accused singer Kailash Kher and music composer and Indian Idol judge 'Anu Malik' of sexual harassment.
On Wednesday the singer took to her official Instagram handle to call out Anu Malik for allegedly harassing her. According to media reports, Anu Malik responded to her accusations saying he has never met her.
On Friday, in a series of tweets, the 42-year-old narrated the entire incident. Not only did Sona recount the first she met Anu Malik, but also spoke about yet another alleged victim of his misconduct.
"The first time I met Anu Malik was on Oct 2006 for the rehearsals of MTV Lycra style awards, he invited both Ram & me for lunch at the ITC grand Maratha having worked with Ram as a youngster. Didn’t know we were married, moment I went to the rest room says- ‘Kya Maal hai Sampath’
Subsequently Anu M used to call up randomly at strange hours,leave missed calls or once in a while when I picked up awkwardly, talk incessantly. I stopped taking his calls because I felt no need to tolerate this for the hope of singing a song for him. This was 2007-08. (2)
In 2011 Ram Sampath was a music director on a Yash Raj film, Luv Ka The End in which I was the E.P on the soundtrack & singer Suman Shridhar sang a song ‘Tonight’. Anu Malik ‘loved’ her singing & asked for her number. Our studio passed it on thinking it would benefit her career.
Suman called & met both Ram & me with tales of persistent calls, messages & harassment from Anu Malik at strange hours. Suman is a girl close to his daughters age, not that age matters.I did my best to advice her but beyond a point didn’t know what to do but tell her to avoid him
I remember Suman Shridhar telling me that she was worried about her security, because she used to get calls from unknown different numbers from Anu Malik & did not know which ones to avoid. Subsequently Suman who is an NRI went back to the USA.
Since then Anu Malik has gone on record to say that he has never met me ever.Well you have, several times & apart from that 5 ⭐️ lunch where you ordered a ‘Kebab-E-Malik’ loudly & with ceremony,in events like the @RadioMirchi music awards where you preside as the grand Jury!"
Get the latest entertainment news from India & around the world. Now follow your favourite television celebs and telly updates. Republic World is your one-stop destination for trending Bollywood news. Tune in today to stay updated with all the latest news and headlines from the world of entertainment.