After Tanushree Dutta spoke about her sexual harassment incident, the #MeToo movement gained momentum in India. Soon many celebs were named and gave their views over the sexual harassment incidents. Music director Anu Malik was among the many Bollywood celebrities who were named in India’s own #MeToo movement.
Anu Malik, 58, was accused of sexual misconduct by singers Sona Mohapatra and Shweta Pandit because of that he had to step down as the judge of the music reality show, Indian Idol.
Anu Malik’s nephew and music composer Amaal Malik recently reacted on the accusations against his uncle in an interview with Bollywood Life.
Bollywood singer Armaan Malik’s brother Amaal said, “When it happened, it was obviously a little humiliating. But, more importantly, I would like to say that my family is first my four people. Beyond that, I don’t count anyone as a family. Unki apni family hai (he has his own family) and it was a tough time for them.”
“What happens is, when people talk on social media, it goes a little wrong. When you have alleged someone and taken their name, you should drag it (the matter) to the court and (pursue it) through the judicial system, try to achieve what you want to achieve. Because if you don’t take it ahead, then why did you even do this in the first place,” he continued.
Amaal added that if Sona Mohapatra had accused Malik, there must be a reason behind it. He said, “I’m close to Sona Mohapatra, if she has said about Anu Malik, there must be a reason. And if there is a reason they should move to the court.”
Amaal Mallik is an Indian music director, singer and lyricist in the Hindi film industry hailing from a musical family. Amaal’s most notable music albums include Sanam Re, Kapoor & Sons, Ek Paheli Leela and more.