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Indian Idol 12 controversy: Sunidhi also tells she was ‘asked to praise contestants’

The plot around Indian Idol 12 continues to get murkier and murkier with every passing day it seems. The show has been subjected to multiple controversies involving Amit Kumar in one saga and criticism on contestants on the other.

While the likes of Kumar Sanu and Anuradha Paudwal have come to the show’s rescue lately, now singer Sunidhi Chaudhan has her say as well. Chauhan, as we know judged Seasons 5 & 6 both confirmed that even she was ‘asked to praise contestants’ on multiple instances.

Talking to ETimes TV, Chauhan 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.”

Talking about more music reality shows in general, Chauhan said that such platforms have become a big ticket for several music aspirants. Lekin ismein artiste ka hi nuksaan hota hai. He/she gets praise and 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 then still do work hard but the 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.”

She added, “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.”

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