Singer Shweta Pandit who was the first one to out music composer Anu Malik in the #MeToo movement last year has slammed singer Hema Sardesai who supported Anu Malik after the recent backlash the musician received due to the latest wave of #MeToo. Sardesai supported Malik in a long post to which now Shweta has responded. In her tweet, questioning Hema, Shweta has written, “, “This is beyond shameful. Does this statement mean that “a childabuse victim” and a “rape victim” are equally involved in getting themselves abused? seriously? What are you thinking? Disgusted with this statement.. that too from a woman!!! Highly insensitive and ignorant.” The singer was a minor when Malik allegedly made sexual advances towards her.”
For the unversed singer Neha Bhasin outed the Oonchi Hai Building singer once again, earlier this month after he was brought back on the singing reality show Indian Idol 11. Neha while retweeting Sona Mohapatra’s tweet against Malik being on the singing reality show, said, “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…”
Amidst all of this Hema Sardesai had come in support of Malik. “So many years ago when my struggle carried on in the industry I was the ONLY singer who had clearly stated publicly that I have refused to compromise my values for songs. Why were all others quiet then? And why have they been quiet for so many years? By sheer grace despite my strong principles, I was blessed with many blockbuster hit songs including those directed by Anu Malik. If one of the decent most Singers like me cld have sung some of Anu Malik’s greatest songs, it proves there is a great Artiste in him who respected true talent and who respectfully gave me songs on merit alone,” Hema’s statement read.
She also wrote, “I ask some of the singers who are talking against him… why wereyou quiet for so many years? Are you’ll trying to say all the other Music directors who you’ll worked with were Gods? Like seriously? Also if for publicity sake you are throwing stones at him, it’s not acceptable. I ask those known singers who got most of his big songs why are you’ll quiet today when you shld be standing by him? I mean it takes two hands to clap rite? When one of the most RAREST DECENT MOST Singer of the industry says something on this, the people concerned shld sit up and take heed pls.”