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Anu Malik Steps Down As Judge From ‘Indian Idol’, Sona Mohapatra Says ‘It’s A Symbolic Victory’

Mumbai: Following an enormous outcry in opposition to him over allegations of sexual harassment, Bollywood music composer Anu Malik has reportedly stepped down as decide from the continued season 11 of ‘Indian Idol.’

Confirming in regards to the growth to IANS, a supply at Sony TV, the channel which airs the present, stated that Malik ‘is stepping down as a judge from Indian Idol’.

Singer Sona Mohapatra had levelled the sexual harassment prices in opposition to Malik final yr following which the music composer stepped down from season 10 of the present.

Other than Sona, singers resembling Neha Bhasin and Shweta Pandit additionally alleged the identical in opposition to Malik. Nonetheless when Sony TV reinstated Malik on season 11 this yr, Mohapatra restarted her marketing campaign in opposition to him and the channel.

In the meantime, Sona Mohapatara stated that she considers music composer Anu Malik’s stepping down as ‘Indian Idol’ decide a ‘symbolic victory’ for all ladies who’ve confronted sexual harassment.

“It’s great news. Sony TV took a long time do this but I am happy that he has finally stepped down from the show. It’s a battle of the whole country. There are so many people who did not want to see this person (Malik) flaunting himself on national television because it gives a lot of wrong messages to predators that they can also get away with such a thing,” IANS reported Sona as saying.

“I was fighting for fairness and justice. Now, after hearing this news, I think it is a victory for everybody — not just me but also for all other women who were badly treated by him. It is a symbolic victory. Our fight is not over yet, it’s just a start. We are not going to sit here and let people to take us for granted,” she added.

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