Singer Alisha Chinai, who was allegedly sexually harassed by Anu Malik in 1996, supports the women who have spoken up against him.
Singer Alisha Chinai, who had accused music director Anu Malik of sexual misconduct in the 1990s, has now lent her support to the ones who have opened up about Malik's predatory ways.
In an interview with Deccan Chronicle, Alisha stated that every allegation levied against him is true.
"Every word said and written about Anu Malik is true. I stand by all the women who have finally spoken up. May they find peace and closure in their lives," she said.
She also mentioned how Malik does not spare his own saying that Shweta Pandit, who has accused him, is the niece of composer duo Jatin-Lalit.
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"Iss haiwaan ne apnon ko bhi nahin baksha (this beast didn't spare even his own). Shweta Pandit, who disclosed her horrific experience with Malik, is the niece of composer duo Jatin-Lalit. Malik has two daughters and all these years he has been preying on girls his daughters' age. Many of them were attacked in his house with his wife and daughters present," the singer added.
Alisha pointed out that his colleagues continued to work with him despite knowing his behaviour.
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"Producers and filmmakers like Sajid Nadiadwala, Sajid Khan, JP Dutta, Gulzar and Rakeysh Mehra continued to work repeatedly with Malik, in spite of his reputation. Some of them must have definitely known about his reputation as the entire film industry, including his own nephews, composer Amaal Mallik, and singer Armaan Malik talk about it. Yet they turned a blind eye to his ugly behaviour," she said.
She also wondered if Malik's wife, Anju, is either blind to his predatory ways or is blatantly ignoring them.
Alisha has shown solidarity with Sona Mohapatra, Shweta Pandit and two other female singers who spoke about being sexually harassed by Malik.
According to latest reports, Malik has been asked to step down as the judge of Indian Idol Season 10.
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Last Updated Oct 22, 2018, 5:11 PM IST