After Anu Malik's exit from Indian Idol 10, Salim-Sulaiman to step as the judge of the show

Anu Malik ousted from Indian Idol 10 as the judge. Salim-Sulaiman to step as the judge of the music reality show

Anu Malik After Anu Malik's exit from Indian Idol 10, Salim-Sulaiman to step as the judge of the show Source : Press

As MeToo India is getting stronger day by day, many perpetrators of sexual harassment have come into the light, as they are being named and shamed by the victims. The latest to face the wrath of the movement is a popular music composer and singer Anu Malik.

The music composer and singer have been dragged into the controversy for sexual harassment of many reputed women singers like Shweta Pandit, Sona Mohapatra and Alisha Chinai. However, Anu Malik denied the allegations leveled at him and continued to judge the singing reality show Indian Idol 10.

Considering the severity of the issue, Sony Entertainment has decided to drop Anu Malik as the judge of Indian Idol 10. In a brief internal meeting, the decision came into effect in support of the MeToo movement.

The channel issued a statement informing about the same. The statement reads, "Anu Mallik is no longer a part of the Indian Idol jury panel. The show will continue its planned schedule and we will invite some of the biggest names in Indian music as guests to join Vishal and Neha to judge the extraordinary talent of Indian Idol season 10."

Following the announcement by the channel, Anu Malik too confirmed his ousted from the reality show. His statement reads, "I, Anu Malik, have decided to take a break from Indian Idol as I am currently unable to focus on my work, my music and the show."

As Anu Malik has been ousted from the music reality show, reports suggest that popular music composer Salim-Sulaiman have stepped in as the judge of the show. An official confirmation on the same is awaited.