Indian Idol 12 has been caught up in controversies ever since its beginning. They ranged from fake love angles to cashing in on the poverty stories of the contestants. The ongoing season and its contestants are constantly criticized on social media for various reasons. The show has become more debated after the makers paid tribute to the late legendary actor-singer, Kishore Kumar. In the special episode, Kishore Kumar’s son Amit Kumar appeared as a special guest. The contestants and judges were condemned by the audience for ‘ruining’ Kishore Kumar’s iconic songs. Amit Kumar had claimed that he was asked by the makers of the show to praise all the contestants.
Amidst these controversies, singer Sunidhi Chauhan has made some revelations about the singing reality show. Sunidhi has said that she quit Indian Idol as a judge as she could not be doing “what they (the makers) wanted”. She said that she was asked to praise contestants on the show irrespective of her opinion.
For the uninitiated, Sunidhi was the judge of seasons 5 and 6 of the show. When asked if the show is being stretched, Sunidhi stated that she believes it is done to seek attention and to hold the audience. Sunidhi also hinted that when the contestants hear only praise about themselves, it is bound to get confusing for them. Consequently, genuine talent suffers and it is not the contestant’s fault. Sunidhi added that the songs of some of the contestants are ‘doctored’. When asked to elaborate, the singer said that the songs/recordings of certain singers do experience problem sometimes. These issues are corrected before the show is telecast on national television.