It seems there is no end to troubles of Indian Idol 12. Days after its host Aaditya Narayan defended the musical reality show, the winner of its season has criticised it for focusing on fake love stories and poverty instead of singing talent of its contestants. Abhijeet Sawant, who won the first season of Indian Idol, is the second celebrity to slam the show after Kishore Kumar’s son Amit Kumar who had said that he did not enjoy a special tribute episode to his father.
Abhijeet Sawant reveals the truth of Indian Idol
Abhijeet Sawant compared national musical reality shows like Indian Idol to their regional cousins. “If you look at the regional reality shows, then the audience will hardly know about the background of the contestants. Their focus is only on singing, but in Hindi reality shows, the tragic and sad stories of contestants are redeemed. The focus is only on that,” Abhijeet told Aaj Tak.
Giving his own example, Abhijeet said there was a time that he forgot the lyrics of the song while performing for Indian Idol and gave up midway. The judges gave him another chance. He said if this had happened in today’s time, it would have been milked for all its dramatic potential.
The Judges Neha Kakkar and Himesh Reshammiya were also trolled
However, he was more generous when it came to the Kishore Kumar episode of Indian Idol 12 after which judges Neha Kakkar and Himesh Reshammiya were also trolled for what many perceived as their bad performance. Abhijeet said it is unfair to compare any singer with Kishore Kumar. He said that all singers have their own style and free to pay a tribute in their own unique way. Criticising the episode, Amit Kumar had said he did not enjoy it and wanted to stop it.