Indian Idol 12 controversy is getting uglier day by day. Recently, popular playback singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya who appeared on the singing reality show, slammed the judges for being too inexperirnced and self-centred. He said that his absence from the show was because he was unwilling to share the stage with certain people.
In an interview, he revealed that he was advised by the creative director of Indian Idol that by asking to be introduced on the present. He wasn’t asking for work, but asking for what he feels he deserves.
Abhijeet mentioned, “I told them, I am not asking for work, I am asking for what is rightfully mine. People work under me. I am the employer. They call people who’ve sung four songs in their life. You make those people judges who haven’t served music. They are only commercial. They’ve given hit songs, but they haven’t given music anything.”
The singer further that if RD Burman were alive today, they wouldn’t have called him. They don’t give me awards. That’s the similarity between me, RD Burman, and Kishore Kumar — no one recognises us three greats… These fools expose themselves by ignoring me.”
He shared that it wasn’t singer’s fault who were told to remix old songs, because they’re not even paid rs 500. Abhijeet said that he spoke to Anu Malik and Manoj Muntashir about the situation and asked them, “Is this is a joke?” They said, ‘Dada, we’ve made a big mistake’. I am the real judge, not those who promote themselves, their songs, their albums, themselves; not the contestants. They use contestants; they aren’t judges.”
Abhijeet further mentioned that he’s happy that he received what he wished to say off his chest, as a result of it will be important as judges like him deserve to be a part of the show.