The controversy surrounding Indian Idol 12 triggered by Amit Kumar’s comments on the episodes dedicated to Kishore Kumar continues to brew further as more celebrities are coming out with their opinions. Famous Bollywood singer and former Indian Idol judge Sunidhi Chauhan has now confirmed that the makers do ask the judges to praise the contestants and that is why she left judging the show.
In a recent tete-a-tete with the media the renowned singer said, “Not exactly this ki sabko karna hai (that praise all of them) 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.”
When asked why the makers make such demands, the Dhoom singer said, “I think it is done to seek attention. I think it is required to be done to hold your audience. Guess it works."
Earlier Amit Kumar criticized the Indian Idol 12 saying that the makers asked him to praise the contestants and that he did not like the episodes dedicated to his father and legendary singer Kishore Kumar. While Udit Narayan said that they are paid to be on the show and praise the contestants, Kumar Sanu, Roopkumar Rathod, and Anuradha Paudwal said that the contestants of Indian Idol 12 were really very good singers.
>Now the famous lyricist Manoj Muntashir has also slammed Amit Kumar. In his recent interview, the current judge of Indian Idol 12 said, “If Amit Kumar came out and lashed out at the show, he shouldn’t have agreed to be a part of it in the first place. He took money for being a part of the show and then criticized it. I wouldn’t have done what Amit Kumar did. If I was in his place and not comfortable with the proceedings, I would have told the makers that I don’t want to be a part of the show.”