Popular Bollywood singer-composer, Anu Malik termed the allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by singer Shweta Pandit as ‘ridiculous’. Malik’s this comment came after Shweta referred to Malik as a ‘paedophile’ and ‘sexual predator’.
Shweta in her Twitter post, recounted her ordeal with Malik in an incident dating back to 2000. She claims once in a cabin at a studio, he told her he would give her a song with Sunidhi Chauhan and Shaan "but first give me a kiss now".
"He then smiled, what I would recall the most evil grin I've seen," Pandit said of the incident when she was all of 15 years old.
Reacting to Shweta’s allegations, Malik told PTI: “No comments. This is ridiculous. I don’t want to talk about it. Today anyone says anything.”
Meanwhile, Malik’s lawyer also called Shweta’s allegations as false. "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," Malik's lawyer Zulfiquar Memon told IANS.
Before Shweta, singer Sona Mohapatra also levelled #MeToo allegations against Malik.