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Himesh Reshammiya Replaces #MeToo Accused Anu Malik On Indian Idol 11

04 December 2019

Actor, singer and composer Himesh Reshammiya has replaced composer Anu Malik as judge on Indian Idol 11 after the latter withdrew his name from the show in the face of #MeToo allegations against him. Sources have confirmed that music composer and singer Himesh who was earlier judging Sony's other show "Superstar Singer" will now sit alongside Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar on the Indian Idol bench.

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A few days ago, Malik had stepped down as judge from the ongoing season 11 of the music reality TV show after growing outcry against him over allegations of sexual harassment, levelled by singer Sona Mohapatra. He then said Indian Idol has been the best and the most regular platform for singers and has given many iconic singers to the industry. I am extremely elated. "From here on the responsibility only increases two fold", the composer said in a statement.

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Malik, in a statement, had denied the allegations, saying he was being "cornered" for something he did not do. The composer also said that he maybe forced to take legal action to defend himself. Last season, I quit (after the accusations) and this year, they got me back.

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To when it was questioned that what she is until the last part of the show will continue, because Anu Malik said to them that he had just three weeks to only have gone out. "I walked up to Sony and I told them that because of these idiotic, horrible, malicious things that you will read on Twitter, how will you work? I will approach it with my heart and soul and will guide the participants with love and the right advice". Let me clear my name and come back.

Himesh Reshammiya Replaces #MeToo Accused Anu Malik On Indian Idol 11