Himesh Reshammiya has been named the new judge of ‘Indian Idol 11’ after Anu Malik’s exit over #MeToo allegations.
Reshammiya was previously seen on Sony TV’s other singing show ‘Superstar Singer’. He will now join the judging panel consisting of Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani.
In a statement, Reshammiya said, “I was a part of ‘Superstar Singer’ and now my journey continues on ‘Indian Idol 11’. ‘Indian Idol’ is not only one of India’s longest running singing reality shows but also one of the most iconic one. I am extremely elated to be on the judges panel. From here on the responsibility only increases two fold.”
“I have been following this season and I must say that this year has seen phenomenal singers come forward, who I am sure will create ripples in the Indian music industry,” he added.
Malik has been linked to the #MeToo movement since last October, when he was suspended from ‘Indian Idol’ after sexual allegations made by Sona Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin and Shweta Pandit.
Malik has always denied the allegations.