Are you interested in knowing the reason behind such a bold statement by Sunidhi Chauhan? Let’s take you back to when the roots of this controversy had begun. A few days back, Indian Idol had dedicated a day to the legendary singer Kishore Kumar. The chief guest of this show was Kishore Kumar’s son Amit Kumar. He is a famous Indian playback singer and composer. But after the episode was aired, it faced criticisms from many on Twitter. People said they did not enjoy the show.
Even Amit Kumar said that he did not enjoy the episode at all. Things got more dramatic when he revealed in an interview, “I did what I was told. I was told sabko praise karna hai. I was told jo jaisa bhi gaaye usko uplift karna hai (I was told to praise everyone and to uplift everyone, no matter how they sang) because it’s a tribute to Kishore da.” He added that he went there believing it would be a homage to his father but simply followed instructions from the producers on the sets. This was indeed a bold statement because this clearly showed that the reality show was not loyal to its viewers.
Sunidhi Chauhan’s reason Behind Not being a Judge on Indian Idol
Sunidhi Chauhan, one of the judges of Indian Idol in Season 5 and 6 too reacted to this controversy. She said, “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.”
She even said that this was one of her main reasons for stepping down from judging the show. This means that even Chauhan was instructed to praise and probably give false reviews to the contestants. These revelations by eminent personalities are a big shock as this kind of deceit was not expected by a prestigious show like these.
Sunidhi Chauhan on the Cons of these Treatments on the Contestants
She further addressed this issue and showed us the cons of these ill processes by these reality shows on contestants’ performances. She said, “Lekin ismein artist ka hi nuksaan hota hai. He/she gets 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 them still do work hard, but 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.”
We completely agree with her on this.
Chauhan further tried explaining the reason behind the ill practices by saying, “I think it is done to seek attention. I think it is required to be done to hold your audience. Guess it works”. She even said, “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.”
Our take over the Controversy
After these controversies and statements by such eminent people, I realize that I have never seen Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani and Himesh Reshammiya correct or criticize the contestants on their performances. If Indian Idol is doing all these things, it is entirely unacceptable as it is not right. Also, they have no right to play with the hearts and emotions of the viewers. So, it was good to hear that not all people judge such fake shows, and still, people like Chauhan are there.