Recently, Sona Mohapatra slammed Kailash Kher and accused him of making unwanted sexual advances at her. She claimed that when they met to discuss a concert where both their bands were performing, he put a hand on her thigh and called her beautiful.
She has also called composer Anu Malik a “serial predator” and said that he has been one for years.
“The first time I met Anu Malik was in October 2006 for the rehearsals of MTV Lycra Style Awards. He invited both Ram and me for lunch at the ITC Grand Maratha, since he had worked with Ram as a youngster. (Malik) didn’t know we were married and the moment I went to the rest room, he made a lewd comment — ‘Kya Maal hai Sampath’,” Mohapatra has told Hindustan Times in an interview.
“Subsequently, Anu (Malik) used to call up randomly, at strange hours, leave missed calls or once in a while, if I picked up, [he would] awkwardly talk incessantly about strange things. I stopped taking his calls because I felt [there was] no need to tolerate this for the hope of singing a song for him. [It] was in 2007 – 2008. It’s been really long and I just remember feeling awkward and uncomfortable”, she adds.
When contacted, Ram Sampath, who is also a music composer, concurred that Anu Malik used to call his wife at uncordial hours and confirmed he referred to her as “maal” at the said event in 2006.
Responding to the allegations, Anu told a leading channel that he has never worked with Sona or even met her. “She’s meaning some case that had happened long time back. It has nothing to do with me. I have never worked with her also. So, I don’t want to comment anything on it. She’s just dragging my name into this. I have not even met her,” he said.