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#MeToo: Shweta Pandit slams Hema Sardesai for defending Anu Malik

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Published Nov 7, 2019, 10:16 am IST
Updated Nov 7, 2019, 10:19 am IST
Hema Sardesai had said that she was one of the few people who had raised her voice against abuse in her era.
Shweta Pandit and Hema Sardesai. (Photo: Instagram)
 Shweta Pandit and Hema Sardesai. (Photo: Instagram)

Mumbai: Singer Shweta Pandit has recently slammed Hema Sardesai for defending #MeToo accused Anu Malik and questioning the integrity of the women who have come up with cases of sexual harassment against the music composer.

Shweta tweeted, "This is beyond shameful. Does this statement mean that “a child abuse victim” and a “rape victim” are equally involved in getting themselves abused? seriously? What are you thinking? Disgusted with this statement.. that too from a woman!!! Highly insensitive and ignorant.”

 

Earlier, Hema Sardesai had said that she was one of the few people who had raised her voice against abuse in her era and questioned others as to why they had to stay quiet. Hema in a statement stated, "So many years ago when my struggle carried on in the industry I was the ONLY singer who had clearly stated publicly that I have refused to compromise my values for songs. Why were all others quiet then? And why have they been quiet for so many years? By sheer grace despite my strong principles, I was blessed with many blockbuster hit songs including those directed by Anu Malik. If one of the decent most Singers like me cld have sung some of Anu Malik’s greatest songs, it proves there is a great Artiste in him who respected true talent and who respectfully gave me songs on merit alone.”

“I ask some of the singers who are talking against him... why were you quiet for so many years? Are you’ll trying to say all the other Music directors who you’ll worked with were Gods? Like seriously? Also if for publicity sake you are throwing stones at him, it’s not acceptable. I ask those known singers who got most of his big songs why are you’ll quiet today when you shld be standing by him? I mean it takes two hands to clap rite? When one of the most RAREST DECENT MOST Singer of the industry says something on this, the people concerned shld sit up and take heed pls,” the statement further read.

Meanwhile, Shweta Pandit was a minor when Malik allegedly made sexual advances towards her.

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