#MeToo accused music composer Anu Malik back on TV but not with ‘Indian Idol’


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, is returning to the small screen as a guest judge on the children's reality music show, Superstar Singer.

When a media agency 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 stated.

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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 a judge to the reality music show Indian Idol. However, there was no official statement on the same.

(Source: IANS)