Sunidhi Chauhan is one of the most melodious singers our country is blessed with. Recently, Sunidhi Chauhan opened up on the real reason behind not being a judge in Indian Idol. She added that she could do what the makers wanted her to do. Therefore, she chose to quit the singing reality show as a judge. She said that she was asked to praise contestants. Sunidhi was one of the judges of the show for the fifth and the sixth seasons. She was responding to the latest controversy around it.
Sunidhi Chauhan Reveals Reality Behind Not Being a Judge in Indian Idol
Sunidhi told a leading daily on Sunday, “Not exactly this ki sabko karna hai (that praise all of them) 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.”
Talking about why the makers go for such an approach, she said, “I think it is done to seek attention. I think it is required to be done to hold your audience. Guess it works.”
RJ-singer Amit Kumar recently released a statement that Indian Idol makers wanted him to praise all the contestants. He was asked to do so irrespectively of his opinions. Amit was a guest judge of the special episode of the show where they paid homage to his father, legendary singer Kishore Kumar.
In an earlier interview with a leading daily, Amit had said, “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.”
The show’s host Aditya Narayan said that Amit should have talked to the makers regarding his issues instead of releasing such details to the media later.