Indian Idol 12 has been mired in controversies ever since it began airing on television. From brewing fake love angles to cashing in on tragic journey of contestants, the singing reality has become the hot topic of discussion.
Amit Kumar’s harsh criticism of Kishore Kumar’s special episode about being asked to praise the contestants had stirred big questions on the show’s authenticity.
And amid these ongoing controversies, Popular Singer Sunidhi Chauhan who was the judge of Indian Idol Season 5 and 6 had made a big shocking revelation.
Singer Sunidhi Chauhan said that she had quit Indian Idol as a judge earlier as she could not go on doing what the makers wanted her to do. She said that she was asked to praise the contestants on Indian Idol.
Sunidhi told a leading day on Sunday, ‘Not exactly this ki sbko Karna hai but yes, we all were told to praise. That was the basic thing. And so, I couldn’t go on. I couldn’t do what they wanted and I had to part ways. Hence, Today, I am not judging any reality show’
Talking about why the makers go for such an approach, she said, ‘I think it is done to seek attention. I think it is required to be done to hold your audience. Guess it works.’
The ‘Mast’ singer went on to say, “Lekin ismein artiste ka hi nuksaan hota hai. He/she gets praise and recognition almost overnight due to his/her stories which are put out via AV and their hunger to strive for excellence diminishes. Yes, some of them still do work hard but instant fame affects them psychologically. It’s a simple case of acquiring too much too soon. Not the contestants’ fault, it’s simply because the name of the game is TRPs.”
Sunidhi added, “I did ‘Dil Hai Hindustani’, ‘The Voice’ and ‘Indian Idol’. I could speak the truth then. Even today I would like to say what I genuinely feel. It’s up to them whether they want to have me or not.”
Moreover, Sunidhi is not the first celebrity who has put forth views in response to the controversy. Abhijeet Sawant who was the winner of Season 1 has also blasted the makers claiming that the show focuses more on the tragic stories of the contestants rather than on their singing talent.
For the unversed the show has been making several controversies after the Kishore Kumar special episode when his son Amit Kumar had come as the guest on the show. He claimed that the producers of Indian Idol had asked him to praise all the contestants, irrespective of his opinions.
Amit Kumar had further said that at one point he even wanted to stop the Indian Idol 12 Kishore Kumar special episode. He said that the next time the reality show wants to pay a tribute to his father, ‘they shouldn’t do it this way.’