While Indian Idol has apparently lifted the ban on Anu Malik post the MeToo allegations, Yash Raj studios, Mumbai’s most prestigious entertainment studio, remains out of bounds for the tainted composer.
A source from the Yash Raj team informs, “Anu Malik is not allowed to enter the gate of Yash Raj studio. It is their policy to deal firmly with all sexual harassment allegations. Last year they sacked their senior executive AshishPatel after he was accused of misconduct. There is a non-negotiable policy at Yash raj regarding such offences.”
Besides Anu Malik, Alok Nath and Sajid Khan , prime Bollywood accused in the MeToo movement, are also banned from entering Yash Raj. Sajid’s sister Farah Khan shoots regularly at Yash Raj.
Last year thanks to NRI actress Tanushree Dutta the MeToo movement erupted in Bollywood claiming several casualties. Chief among them were composer Anu Malik, director Sajid Khan and actor Alok Nath.
Latest reports suggest that the ban on Malik has been lifted from the music reality show Indian Idol , causing a wave of dismay among supporters of the MeToo movement.