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#MeToo: Singer Shweta Pandit accused Anu Malik for sexual harassment; says 'he is a pedophile'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 October 2018, 12:57 IST
Shweta Pandit Anu Malik

There are many names have come in this #MeToo campaign and now one more celebrity from the film industry music composer Anu Malik's name has also come in this campaign. Singer Shweta Pandit accused the music composer and said that he harassed in the recording studio. Shweta shared her #MeToo story on her social media account Twitter.

In her long post, Shweta Pandit stated Anu Malik as a pedophile, and she also thanked singer Sona Mahapatra for calling him out and urged other also to share their MeToo stories as well. She shared the incident that took place while recording a song for Akshay Kumar starrer film Awara Paagal Deewana in 2001.

“He was recording a group song with Sunidhi and Shaan for the film ‘Awara Pagal Deewana’, when my mother and I walked in the monitor room. He told me to wait in the small cabin inside where singers sang at Empire studio. It was just him and me there,” she said.

Pandit took it further, “I sang it well so he said, ‘I’ll give you this song with Sunidhi and Shaan but first give me a kiss now’. He then smiled, what I’d recall the most evil grin I’ve seen. I went numb and pale in the face. I was only 15 years old then, still in school,”

 

The singer said, “Can anyone even imagine what it felt that moment? It felt like someone had just stabbed me in my stomach. I referred to this man as ‘Anu uncle’ he knew my entire family for decades and knew us as a respected gharana of musicians...,”

When PTI contacted Anu Malik to respond over it, he said, “No comments. This is ridiculous. I don’t want to talk about it. Today anyone says anything.”

First published: 18 October 2018, 12:57 IST
 
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