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    Indian Idol 11: Himesh Reshammiya Replaces #MeToo Accused Anu Malik As Judge

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    It has to be recalled that Anu Malik stepped down from Indian Idol 11 as judge post the barrage of sexual harassment complaints against him. Singer Sona Mohapatra called the music composer stepping down from the show a symbolic victory. Earlier, there were reports that Javed Ali, who had replaced Malik last year after the latter was ousted over #MeToo allegations, might replace him again. But as per the latest reports, music composer Himesh Reshammiya has replaced Anu Malik as the judge on the singing-reality show.

    Himesh has already started shooting for the show along with the other judges Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar. A few pictures of him shooting an episode with Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal as special guests are doing the rounds on social media. The music composer was seen posing with the judges, the special guests and the contestants of Indian Idol 11.

    Indian Idol 11: Himesh Reshammiya Replaces #MeToo Accused Anu Malik As Judge

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    Joining the show, midway, Himesh told TOI, "I have been watching the show. I have no issues joining midway, as I know the talent of each contestant and the texture of their voice. I will approach it with my heart and soul and will guide the participants with love and the right advice."

    When asked if he will stay for three weeks as Malik had said that he is on a break for three weeks, Himesh said, "I am adjusting my dates and it looks like I will be there till the end of the season."

    It has to be recalled that post Anu Malik's exit from the show, singer Sona Mohapatra had claimed that the music composer had tried to approach her via 'Music Director's & Composers Association' in order to 'strike a deal'. She had also slammed Sony TV for using the 'theme of sexual harassment', highlighting the incident where a contestant forcibly kissed judge Neha Kakkar and suggested that the viral clip was used for promotional purposes on her Facebook post.

    Also Read: Indian Idol 11 Full Contestants List: Meet The Top 15 Contestants Of This Season

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