#MeToo: Singer Shweta Pandit accuses Anu Malik of sexual misconduct
The #MeToo movement is gaining momentum with every passing day. In a new development, just days after Sona Mohapatra had accused Anu Malik of sexual harassment, singer Shweta Pandit has shared her #MeToo story about the music director. Shweta took it to Twitter to tell her story. She wrote she was harassed by Anu when she was just 15-year-old. Here are the details.
Anu asked me to kiss him, writes Shweta
Sharing her ordeal, Shweta called Anu a paedophile. She said that Anu's manager called her in 2001 in Empire Studio where he asked her to sing a song. "I sang it well so he said, "I'll give you this song with Sunidhi and Shaan but first give me a kiss," she wrote.
It felt like someone stabbed in my stomach, says Shweta
Shweta was deeply shocked by the incident and said that "it felt like someone stabbed me in my stomach". The incident left her depressed for months and she was scared to ask for any help. "I cried endlessly after this incident and it affected my psyche as a young girl, so much that I could have left the industry," she added
Here's her gut-wrenching post
Had to go back to my worst memory as a teenage girl today to write this and speak up - its now or never. This is my #MeToo and have to warn young girls about #AnuMalik let you know your #TimesUp @IndiaMeToo— Shweta Pandit (@ShwetaPandit7) October 17, 2018
Thank you @sonamohapatra for speaking up about him supporting this pic.twitter.com/e261pGQyEq
Separately, Sona Mohapatra has also accused Anu Malik
Separately, Sona Mohapatra has also claimed that Anu Malik is one of the sexual predators of the industry. Recalling her incident with him, Sona stated that the music director had passed lewd comments about her in front of her husband. "He didn't know we were married, he made a lewd comment - Kya Maal hai Sampath," alleged Sona. However, Anu had rubbished her allegations.