They cut me out of the frame: Aashiqui actress Anu Aggarwal on being snubbed by makers of Indian Idol 13


The team of Indian Idol 13 celebrated the music of Rahul Roy and Anu Aggarwal's Aashiqui (1990) with a special episode on November 13. The lead pair along with Deepak Tijori and singer Kumar Sanu were present on the show. While the singers impressed the guests by recreating popular songs from the film, Anu was left disappointed for a major reason. The actress, who was seated right next to Rahul and Deepak, was 'cut out of the frame' for most of the episode. Expressing her displeasure, Anu told an entertainment portal that it did sadden her as her inspirational talks on Indian Idol 13 were chopped off. 

In the interview, Anu told, "As far as being active on the show goes I was sitting right next to Rahul Roy and they cut me out of the frame. Thankfully, I am a Sanyasi. I don’t have an ego at all. It does sadden me. I have been given inspirational talks around the world. I am a Ted Talk speaker and run Anu Aggarwal Foundation (AAF) too and got Atma Nirbhar Bharat Award too. I met the young talented singers and I spoke enough but not a word was shown in the telecast. I speak fluent Hindi. I am not interested in why? I let it go. I don’t want to get into the defensive at all right…and I don’t want to get into blaming Sony, the editor, or anybody at all." 


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She further added, "I am saddened honestly that what I spoke was so motivational that it couldn’t be conveyed. I don’t care about myself but the words I said. We get inspired by people, we all are heroes. I listen and meet so many ladies and I get inspired. I am saddened that the iconic character of Aashiqui – Anu Aggarwal, all the youth, the girls can be, you know, motivated. So that has not happened? Because they deleted it. And I don’t even remember today if you ask me to talk again. I couldn’t avoid speaking the truth. I don’t want to get into the defensive zone. And I don’t want to get into blaming the channel, the editor, or anybody at all."

Anu also shared that when she walked on stage, people clapped for her. "I walked in on stage and people were clapping. It was complete gratitude and I was thinking of God. Kumar Sanu started clapping and everybody got up and clapped. This all was deleted," she shared. 

Anu shot to fame with Aashiqui. Presently, she is a motivational speaker.