Bollywood actor Abhay Deol gave his support to singer Sona Mohapatra in her #MeToo battle against music composer Anu Malik. Sona has been urging Sony Entertainment to oust Anu Malik who has been exposed last year in the MeToo movement.
Apart from Mohapatra, Shweta Pandit and Neha Bhasin also called him out sexual harassment.
Abhay responded to an Instagram post shared by Mohapatra saying that she has his support in her MeToo battle.
Sona thanked Abhay for having a mind of his own and for walking the talk in his own path. Anu Malik was ousted in the MeToo movement which broke out in India last year after actress Tanushree Dutta kickstarter it.
'Main Hoon Na' composer stepped down as the Indian Idol judge after the allegations surfaced last year but he has returned to his job his year. Malik himself received support from various including from singer Sonu Nigam and Hema Sardesai.
Sardesai questioned the accusers for being silent for many years and called the accusers out for trying to seek publicity.
Mohapatra pointed out that more than one woman has come forward with the allegations.
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Not one or two or three or four. Many women came forward with their #India #MeToo stories. Were we all part of some secret conspiracy society or had anything to gain by calling out this one guy? You ignored all these women & their stories of sexual assault & predation @sonypictures @sony @sonytvofficial ?? This depravity is what u promote & encourage in a country where women already hold the shorter end of the stick in all regards when you make Anu Malik a judge in your show #IndianIdol . @VishalDadlani @nehakakkar @adityanarayanofficial show some spine. This is your chance to do the right thing & show that everything is not about money & fame. #India do not let these powerful rich conglomerates ruin our society & culture, they would never dare to do anything like this in the US or UK. #callforchange