Anu Malik returns to television after #MeToo allegations
Singer-composer Anu Malik, who was removed from the jury panel of Indian Idol last year following accusations of sexual misconduct in the wake of the #MeToo movement, returns to the small screen as a guest judge on the children's reality music show, Superstar Singer.
When IANS contacted Anu, he was busy in a recording studio. Lyricist Sameer Anjaan, who will be accompanying Anu on the show, however, confirmed the news.
"I will be a guest judge on Sony TV's (channel) 'Superstar Singer' and Anu Malik will join me on the show. You will enjoy a lot. You will get to hear songs by Anu and me," Sameer told IANS.
In October 2018, Anu Malik was accused by two female singers, who called him a "pedophile" and a "sexual predator". He has denied the allegations.
Sameer had earlier extended support towards the composer on social media, saying: "This is really shocking and sad that today people can pass any comment without proof."
Earlier this year, there was a buzz about Anu's return as judge to the reality music show Indian Idol.