Recently, the well-renowned Bollywood singer Anu Malik was accused of sexual harassment by singers Shweta Pandit and Sona Mohapatra. Following these accusations, a few more women came forward to share their traumatic experience with the singer. Netizens who were furious with Anu Malik's unapologetic actions demanded the Indian Idol 10 makers and Sony TV to take an action against him. Yesterday, Anu Malik issued an official statement saying he would be taking a break from Indian Idol 10, as he isn't been able to focus.
Now, the reports are suggesting that Anu Malik would be replaced by a famous music director duo, who will be appearing as the first guest judges on the panel that consists of Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani. According to Pinkvilla's reports, Salim and Sulaiman will be filling in for Anu Malik on the singing reality show Indian Idol 10.
Yesterday, Anu Malik told Indian Express, "I have issued a statement to the channel '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."
Sony Television also issues a statement saying, "Anu Malik is no longer a part of the 'Indian Idol' jury panel. The show will continue its planned schedule and we will invite some of the biggest names in Indian music as guests to join Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar to judge the extraordinary talent of 'Indian Idol' season 10."
According to Pinkvilla's latest reports, after Salim-Sulaiman Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and singer Javed Ali have been roped in as the guest judges in the upcoming episode.