Was told to praise contestants in my times, I couldn't do what they wanted so had to part ways: Sunidhi Chauhan reacts to the ongoing Indian Idol 12 controversy


Amit Kumar, the son of legendary singer late Kishore Kumar, made people question the credibility of singing reality shows. The singer, who appeared on Indian Idol 12 for Kishore Kumar special episode in the month of May, disclosed that he was asked to praise contestants even when they didn't sing up to the mark. As Indian Idol 12 continues to draw criticism for multiple reasons, former judge Sunidhi Chauhan spoke to a leading daily and said even she was asked to praise the participants. 

For the unversed, Sunidhi was the judge of Indian Idol 5 and 6. The singer told the daily that she couldn't do it so chose to part ways. "Not exactly this ki sabko 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," Sunidhi said. 

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Speaking of reality shows in general, Sunidhi told, "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 then still do work hard but the 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. 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."

Sunidhi further added that though singers perform live on reality shows, sometimes they end up experience a glitch in their performance and hence it is 'doctored'. "They sing. But the songs/recordings of certain singers do experience a glitch sometimes which is then corrected before the show is telecast on national television," she explained. 

(Source: Times Of India)