#MeToo: "Anu Malik Is An Ugly Pervert" -Singer Neha Bhasin On 'Indian Idol 11' Judge, Recounts A Incident From Many Years Ago!

Reacting to Sona Mohapatra's criticism of getting composer Anu Malik back as judge on 'Indian Idol 11', Bollywood singer Neha Bhasin also comes out with her #MeTooIndia story about Anu saying "Anu Malik is an ugly pervert"

By: Filmymonkey Team
Updated: 31 Oct 2019 06:00 PM
Sona Mohapatra has been criticizing the decision to get music composer Anu Malik back on 'Indian Idol 11' as the judge after he was removed from the panel last year in the wake of #MeToo movement and sexual harassment allegations by Sona and Shweta Pandit who called him a "paedophile" and "sexual predator". Now reacting to her latest tweets, Bollywood singer Neha Bhasin has also come out to speak against the music composer calling him "an ugly pervert".

Neha posted series of tweets on Wednesday in reply to Sona's latest tweet which reads- "It takes only a Nirbhaya level tragedy for #India to wake up? Few days after these, I was asked to leave my judge seat. My co-judge told me,the publicity I provided to Anu Malik took up the trps of our ‘rival’ show. (?!) A year later,a sexual predator is back on the same seat."

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Neha came out with her #MeTooIndia story with Anu Malik, writing in reply to Sona- "I agee with you. We do live in a very sexist world. Anu Malik is a predetor, i too have run away from his strange moves when i was 21. I didn't let myself get into a sticky situation beyond him lying on a sofa in front of me talking about my eyes in a studio. I fleed lying that my mums waiting below. He even msgd and called me after that to which i stopped responding. The point is i went to give him my cd and hope for a chance at a song. He was older and shouldnt have behaved the way he did. @The_AnuMalik is an ugly pervert and does not

Sona wrote back to Neha- "I have known the spunky,driven & talented @nehabhasin4u  since her Viva days & know she would’ve dealt with the trauma bravely w/o succumbing.I also know 2 many who were victimised! Youngsters & parents on a reality show are desperate to win & Anu Malik has been judge for 11yrs?"

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Neha writes back- "Even though i have a brave DNA Sona :) as you have known me the industry or the world was not an easy place as a young girl alone away from family due to many such Incidents or getting a hunch of such perverts. Perverts exist inside n outside our industry but why are we so forgiving to the men, do we realise that is what gives them the strength to ruin our dignity, hide us women in our houses. I hid many times so as to not get myself in a sticky situation. Why is it ok? For a man who is predetor to walk free while we hide in shame n fear?".

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ALSO | #MeToo: Shweta Pandit accuses Anu Malik of harassment

Adding more she wrote- "Last thing i wanna say is 19 to age 30 many older men tried to make their cheap advances oh ne rest assured i complained to the people i thought would bring justice. The Tv world says a womans role is of Ma, bhabhi aur behen oh yes i was told that too. So what is A man's role?"

Sona has also posted an open letter for media on Facebook, sharing which she wrote on Twitter- "My open letter to #India , Media & ⁦ @SonyPictures⁩ international & yes my country cares & is spreading the word. Hope you do too. We aren’t going to Shut Up anytime soon."

ALSO | Singer Anu Malik DENIES allegations that he sexually harassed singer Shweta Pandit!

Anu Malik had earlier denied allegations that he sexually harassed Shweta.

"The allegations made against my client are emphatically denied as completely false and baseless. My client respects the #MeToo movement, but to use this movement to start a character assassination mission is obnoxious," his lawyer Zulfiquar Memon had told IANS.

Check out Sona and Neha's tweets below: