'Who remembers who cares..' : Sona Mohapatra reminds the world of sexual harassment accusations against Anu Malik
Singer Sona Mphapatra reminds netizens of Anu Malik's many sexual harassment charges.
Anu Malik and Sona Mohapatra
Singer Sona Mohapatra took to her social media handle to share a hard-hitting post wherein she reminded the world of the many alleged sexual harassment accusations against Anu Malik. Sona furthermore expressed her sadness about the music composer being back as a judge on the singing reality show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. For the unversed, the singer had accused Malik of allegedly sexually harassing her during her early days in the Indian music industry.
Talking about the same, Sona Mohapatra shared a reel that had pictures of the news articles wherein she along with other female singers like Shweta Pandit and Neha Bhasin had accused Anu Malik of alleged sexual harassment during the Me Too movement in 2018. Sona wrote about how she is sad to see the composer back as a judge on a singing reality show. She expressed her anguish on how the trauma of around 9 women who spoke up against him does not matter to anyone. The ‘Ambarsariya’ singer captioned the same stating, “Who remembers. Who cares. Me, I do & I will remind you too. #sonamohapatra #Metoo.” Take a look at the post.
Designer Saisha Shinde commented on the post stating, “We are with you always.” A netizen wrote, “How can one man has so much allegations from different independent individuals ... obviously there is some fire under the ashes.” A user went on to say, ‘And he is still there judging young girls and boys on Saregama.” A fan furthermore praised Sona Mohapatra saying, “So inspiring Sona ji that you share this and raise awareness of this. I truly do believe that in the end justice always prevails. It’s just that it if often takes many years before that happens. More power to you for your strength, determination and inspiration to us all. May you always be blessed with so much divine love, light & musical success.”
In an earlier interview with Hindustan Times during the onset of the Me Too movement, Sona Mohapatra had said, “The first time I met Anu Malik was in October 2006 for the rehearsals of MTV Lycra Style Awards. He invited both Ram (Sampath, her husband) and me for lunch at the ITC Grand Maratha, since he had worked with Ram as a youngster. (Anu Malik) didn’t know we were married and the moment I went to the rest room, he made a lewd comment — ‘kya maal hai Sampath’.” However, the composer had reportedly maintained that he is innocent of these charges.