‘Anu Malik called me home’ – Caralisa Monteiro on the composer | Hindi Movie News

After singers Sona Mohapatra and Shweta Pandit, the latest female singer to join the bandwagon of those speaking up against composer Anu Malik — who has been accused of sexual harassment as part of the #MeToo campaign — is Bollywood playback singer Caralisa Monteiro.

Talking exclusively to BT, she said, “There were always people. I just didn’t play into their ways and always believed my voice is why they will always want me back. So have never been abused or violated. I’ve had a specific incident with Anu Malik. I had to tell him that I only work in a studio. This happened almost 15 years ago when I was starting out. I never worked with him since.”

Explaining the incident, the singer, known for hits like ‘Nashe Si Chadh Gayi’ (Befikre, 2016), ‘Ranga Re’ (Fitoor, 2016) and ‘Tumse Hi Tumse’ (Anjaana Anjaani, 2010), among others, said, “Anu Malik wanted me to come over to his place to jam with him. He was insistent that I came home as that’s how it was done. And I told him if you need me to sing a song, I’m a professional recording artiste, so I will meet you at the studio, take the brief and then track. So when I met him later, I went with my dear friend Clinton (Cerejo, singer), because I was uncomfortable going alone. Everyone knew the kind of individual Anu Malik was/is.”

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