The Indian Idol 12 controversy triggered by the candid statement from Amit Kumar continues to drag further as more and more singers are coming out with their opinions. As is known, Amit Kumar caused quite an uproar after he revealed getting paid by the makers for praising the contestants on the show.
Perturbed by these accusations, the host Aditya Narayan added fuel to the controversy by asking Kumar Sanu whether he was told to praise the contestants. Now Aditya’s father and famous Bollywood singer Udit Narayan has come out with his opinion on this entire Indian Idol 12 controversy. Recently during an interview, the singing icon of the 90s confirmed that guests are paid for being on the show.
Udit said, "I saw Amit's episode, I could see that he enjoyed it (the performances). When you agreed to be on the show, you should not have said such things after coming out. Now, I have said this, and I will also be dragged into it like Aditya."
He further added, “We are often invited so we can watch new talent and also polish them, we are also paid for this. This process of learning and teaching continues throughout life. Often, we are not too strict with talent, fearing they may be overwhelmed with negativity."
Udit Narayan called the comment of his son Aditya childish and emotional saying that he has become attached to the show since he has been hosting Indian Idol for some time now.
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In a way, through these statements, the legendary singer confirmed that the guests are paid for their appearances on the Indian Idol 12 and also they avoid making negative comments so that the contestants are not disturbed.
Earlier, Indian Idol 1 winner Abhijeet Sawanthad also slammed Amit Kumar for criticizing the show saying that he should have given his opinion during the shooting and not after the show has aired.