Popular singer and music composer Amaal Mallik has talked about the sexual harassment allegations made against his uncle, another celebrated musician, Anu Malik. The singer talked to an entertainment portal and mentioned that he doesn’t count the senior Malik in his family and is not concerned about the allegations against him. However, he said that whoever puts such serious allegations against someone, he/ she should take the matter to the court and pursue the case legally instead of just taking social media’s help to expose the person.
Amaal told Spotboye, “I support the movement and I’m completely with it. What happens is, when people talk on social media, it goes a little wrong. When you have alleged someone and taken their name, you should drag it to the court and through the judicial system, try to achieve what you want to achieve. Because if you don’t take it ahead then why did you even do this in the first place.” He added, “When it happened, it is obviously a little humiliating. But more importantly I would like to say that my family is first my four people. Beyond that, I don’t count anyone as a family. Unki apni family (he has his own family) hai and it was a tough time for them.”
Singers Sona Mohapatra and Shweta Pandit accused Anu Malik of sexually harassing them in the past. Amaal went on to say that there should be a reason behind what Sona said against his uncle. Amaal was quoted by the portal saying, “I’m close to Sona Mohapatra, if she has said about Anu Malik there must be a reason. And if there is a reason they should move to the court.” He said “we never cared” when asked whether he ever had any word with Anu over the issue.
Shweta Pandit/ Anu Malik (Photo Courtesy: Getty Images/ India.com)
Amaal is also of the opinion that a woman should either go full out with the allegations and pursue the case till the end or should never come out with her story. His statement read, “You have insulted a man, got him off a reality show… He has two daughters, all of those things… Either go with it with full force and stand by it or just don’t. Today the law and we are with you. Women have more power than men. Take the judicial route instead of social media. Tomorrow even I can go on Twitter and accuse that someone has accused me and people would also believe me.”