The singing reality show, Indian Idol 12, is attracting a lot of controversies lately. The show is creating a buzz for all the wrong reasons. It is grabbing headlines because of several reasons such as love affairs among contestants, controversies, false appreciation and more. Singer Abhijeet Sawant who won the first season of the reality show aired in 2005, opened up on Amit Kumar controversy, and more.
Abhijeet Sawant Reveals Everything was Fake in Indian Idol 11
In an interview with, Abhijeet Sawant opened up about the extra elements that are added to the show to attract attention. He also opined on how the focus has shifted from singing. “Duration of extra elements used to be short at our time. But more relevance is being given to these elements today. They must give challenging work to the contestants. When you work more on other elements, the level of singing goes down. This is my biggest issue or concern. We must spend more time on singing,” Abhijeet Sawant said.
Talking about the love affairs in the show, Abhijeet Sawant said, “Every such element was fake in season 11, I have no clue about this season”. He was talking about the wedding angle between host Aditya Narayan and Neha Kakkar that was added to the show. He further added, “We need to balance such creative ideas with singing. We must be famous because of our singing and not because of these stories.”
Abhijeet opened up on the controversy that came after Kishore Kumar’s son Amit Kumar graced a special episode. The episode was supposed to be a tribute to the legendary singer Kishore Kumar. After the episode was shot, Amit had revealed that the makers had asked him to praise the contestants despite his contradicting opinions. Over this, Abhijeet added that Amit should have posed his concerns before. In addition, he might also have requested the makers to let him see the performance of the contestants before the show and gave his advice.