Anu Malik has been brutally honest and never shies away from speaking his mind. Be it on reality shows or interviews, Anu is known for his statements and criticism. Recently, an old video went viral in which Raghu Ram called Anu rude during the Indian Idol audition.
In the viral video, Raghu, who shot to fame with Roadies, entered the audition room and stretched himself. Farah Khan said that he wasted 30 seconds of the 2 minutes given to him. He justified that it is important for him to do so. After that, he started singing, Aaj Jaane Ki Zid Na Karo. However, Sonu Nigam, a judge, "Bahut Kharab gaaya. Yeh best hai kya aapka jo gaana chuna hai apne?" Raghu said clarified and said he sang the song for the judges.
Farah then mocked Raghu for his stretching activity and joked that it was the best part of his performance. Raghu added that he has a problem. Farah asked whether it is 'singing ki problem'. Raghu said, "It’s a problem in my body, please don’t make fun of it."Anu reacted to this and said, "Acha, lekin aapne jo stretching ki, uske bawajood bhi aapki stretching aapke sur tak nahi pohonchi."
Raghu asked Anu if he didn't like his singing. The veteran music director said, "Mere kehne ka matlab yeh hai ki aap gaa nahi sakte. Mere hisab se aap Mumbai nahi aa sakte." Raghu got offended and told Anu, "Toh aap yeh baat aap tameez se bhi bol sakte hain. I thought he was rude. I don’t like people being rude to me. I am sure you don’t like people being rude to you." Sonu jumped to Anu's support and said, "You have been rude too. Jab se aap andar aaye hai, aapka attitude aisa hai jaise ki aap star hai already."
Anu is currently back as a judge on Indian Idol 12 as Vishal Dadlani's temporary replacement.