Singer-music composer Anu Malik had been accused with sexual harassment charges during the #MeToo movement last year. Leading songstresses like Neha Bhasin, Sona Mohapatra and Shweta Pandit opened up about the sexual torture the Indian Idol judge had inflicted upon them.
A year later, Anu Kapoor finally addressed the #MeToo allegations against him in an open letter shared on his social media channels. The letter shared on Twitter talks about how his life turned upside down when the ladies accused him of false charges.
Anu Malik said that the whole fiasco affected his ‘only source of livelihood when he was thrown-away from the position of a judge on Indian Idol. While he waited for the truth to resurface, his intended silence had been mistaken as his weakness. He said that if the ladies were so traumatised with the incident why didn’t they talk about it earlier.
It was only after he made a comeback on Sony TV did they start accusing him with false charges. The letter also talks about how he (a father of two daughters) could think of doing something so evil to little girls. He also threatened to take the matters to court if the slander didn’t stop immediately.
— Anu Malik (@The_AnuMalik) November 14, 2019
The fans of the composer came out in large numbers to support his cause by dropping replies that took his stand.
— MyNation Atul Chaudhary (@AtulRChaudhary) November 14, 2019
I have seen some cases where man unnecessary torchered woman to male dominant level.
— Lalit Pandey (@lalitpandey208) November 15, 2019
Better go to court n put defamation suit to prove that u r innocent..if u r truly innocent put defamation for 100crores culprits shld also know that no one can simply blame and go..all d best may d truth prevails.
— saurabh Raj Ashok Bansal (@guddost) November 14, 2019
Anu Malik Sahab, aap sirf apne fans, shubhchintak, aur apne family members ki baaton pe dhyan dijiye..
Aur negative logon se door rahiye..
Aur ignore nhi kar sakte toh court case kar dijiye aap uske khilaaf..
Bina suboot ka allegations lagana galat hai.. Case kariye… Manhani
— Rohan Raj (@Rohan99382826) November 14, 2019
We stand United by your side with you Anu ji and your lovely family. We know your heart is clean and God is with you. Sometimes nights are longer, but the day has to come. Our best wishes.
— Anup Sarin FIH (@anupsarin) November 14, 2019
Sona Mohapatra has actively propagated her agenda of bringing Anu Malik down via Twitter. She shared screenshots of Anu Malik’s formal response to her allegation and also shared long and short versions of her Twitter reply in the same manner. Sona comes across as a fierce and fearless woman who can’t be shut down by trolls or predators.
Anu Malik finally wrote back to all of us last evening. My response to him, next to his letter. 👇🏾
In case mine is too long to read, have also attached a shorter, crisper one, one amongst many on my timeline. Thank you @KallolDatta for saying it better #India @IndiaMeToo pic.twitter.com/NNeW59fLPs
— ShutUpSona (@sonamohapatra) November 15, 2019
Shweta Pandit joined her fellow #MeToo victim by Re-Tweeting her message.
— Shweta Pandit (@ShwetaPandit7) November 14, 2019
The singer called out cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for praising talented contestants on Indian Idol 11, a show being judged by a sexual predator. On 12 November, Sona also bashed singer and Indian Idol judge Vishal Dadlani for staying shut and doing nothing about his #MeToo accused co-judge, Anu Malik. She even called him a hypocrite for being culpable.
U know what’s even more incredible?That U continue to give gyaan about ‘apathy’ to people who do not have 1 ounce of your money,power!These 99% struggle everyday.U don’t & yet choose to SAY & DO nothing about multiple accused #MeToo co-judge Anu M on #IndianIdol ?Hypocrite much? https://t.co/8hHl9V4vWA
— ShutUpSona (@sonamohapatra) November 12, 2019
‘Nai Jaana’ singer Neha Bhasin recalls an incident where Anu Malik addressed her as ‘maal’ in front of her husband Ram Sampath. She also accused Anu Malik of being an ‘ugly pervert’ back in the day when she was looking a song break. She narrated a story in which she had gone to Anu malik’s office to hand-over a CD of her songs to the composer who made unpleasantry sexual advancements at her.
Shweta Pandit remembers that when she was 15, Anu Malik asked for a ‘kiss’ in exchange for a song. She remembers fleeing the scene but being scarred by it forever.