Singer and music composer Himesh Reshammiya is joining the judge's panel on Indian Idol 11. This sudden change is happening due to the removal of Anu Malik from the panel. Malik got accused of sexual misconduct and thus removed from the show. Himesh will be joining Neha Kakkar and Vishal Dadlani as the judges for the current season of Indian Idol.
"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 ones. I am extremely elated to be on the judges' panel. From here on the responsibility only increases two-fold," Himesh said in a public statement.
Accusations of sexual misconduct against Anu Malik first surfaced in October of 2019. He was briefly suspended as the judge then but came back for season 11. He has suspended indefinitely a month ago after singers like Sona Mohapatra, Neha Bhasin, and Shweta Pandit expressed anger.