Last year, Bollywood music composer Anu Malik was accused of harassment by popular Hindi playback singers – Alisha Chinai, Sona Mohapatra and Shweta Pandit. Because of being accused in the #MeToo, he made headlines for wrong reasons. He was also removed from the judging panel of Indian Idol, one of the popular music shows. His return to the show for this season is highly uncertain. Unfortunately, filmmakers from the south haven’t taken such initiatives until now.
As per the latest reports, Yash Raj films has taken a bold initiative buy banning Anu Malik from entering the premises of the studio. This stern initiative by the YRF heads has been welcomed positively by #MeToo activists and victims. Not many filmmakers have taken action on the artists who are accused in this movement.
This is something we must be thanking the management of Yash Raj films as they have made their place safe for their women colleagues.