Bollywood prominent singer-composer Anu Malik has stepped down as judge from the ongoing season of Indian Idol.
Well now, the makers of the show have roped in composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya as his replacement.
Expressing his happiness on being a part of the show, Himesh told PTI, “I was a part of ‘Superstar Singer’ and now my journey continues on ‘Indian Idol 11’. ‘Indian Idol’ is not only one of India’s longest-running singing reality shows but also one of the most iconic one. I am extremely elated to be on the judges’ panel. From here on the responsibility only increases two-fold.”
Himesh Reshammiya replaces #MeToo accused Anu Malik
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“I have been following this season and I must say that this year has seen phenomenal singers come forward, who I am sure will create ripples in the Indian music industry,” he added.
In 2018, singer Sona Mohapatra along with singers like Shweta Pandit had levelled allegations of sexual harassment against Anu Malik. Following all this, Malik stepped down from the jury panel of the 10th season of the famous reality television show, Indian Idol.
Anu Malik, in a statement, had denied the allegations, saying he was being “cornered”. The composer also said that he may be forced to take legal action to defend himself.