Anu Malik was accused of sexual harassment by many victims and strict actions are still being taken to condemn his acts. After Sajid Khan and Nana Patekar willingly decided to quit Housefull 4 after the allegations against them, Anu Malik also, was also asked to step down as the Indian Idol 10 judge.
Sony recently issued a statement where they stated that Anu Malik has been asked to step down as the judge of the show and will be replaced by other famous celebrities. While fans of the show Indian Idol were curious to know who would fill Anu’s place, reports from Times of India state that Salim – Sulaiman were approached for the same and they have agreed to become the judge of the show. Salim-Sulaiman will join Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar as judges of the coming episode.
Anu Malik had earlier issued a statement to confirm his exit from the show. He said “I, Anu Malik, have decided to take a break from Indian Idol as I am currently unable to focus on my work on the show. The channel has been kind to agree for the same. Thank you,” he wrote.
The allegations of sexual harassment against Anu began when Sona Mohapatra called him a ‘serial predator’, Sona later also accused Kailash Kher of harassing her. After Sona’s allegations many people came forward to accuse Anu Malik of Sexual Harassment.
In response Anu Malik’s lawyer said in a statement, “The allegations made against my client are emphatically denied as completely false and baseless. My client respects the #metoo movement but to use this movement to start a character assassination mission is obnoxious.”