Just like the Indian Idol regular viewers, who criticized about the Kishore Kumar tribute episode, the legendary singer’s son Amit Kumar said he didn’t enjoy the show and wanted to stop it in between.
Last week’s episode of Sony TV’s famous singing reality show, Indian Idol 12, the contestants and the judges paid tribute to the legendary singer and actor Kishore Kumar. They sang about 100 songs of the singer over the split of two episodes, and the makers also invited his son and singer-composer Amit Kumar as a special celebrity guest.
Are you ready for this heart-touching romantic playlist? So tag your partner and don’t forget to tune in to #100SongsOfKishoreKumar #IndianIdol2020 this weekend at 9:30 PM only on Sony TV.@iAmNehaKakkar @VishalDadlani #HimeshReshammiya #AdityaNarayan @fremantle_india pic.twitter.com/Y6RbzPfMzE
— sonytv (@SonyTV) May 6, 2021
However, the regular viewers got upset with the quality of the episode. Many criticized the fact that the contestants and the judges of the show, Neha Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya and Anu Malik, almost ruined Kishore Kumar’s songs.
The son of the legendary singer Amit Kumar agreed with the viewers and said he also wanted to stop the episodes in the middle of the filming. Like the viewers, he too didn’t like how the makers of the show decided to pay tribute to his father.
In a recent interview with some media spokesperson Amit Kumar 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 because it’s a tribute to Kishore da. I thought it will be homage to my father. But once there, I just followed what I was asked to do. I had told them to give me portions of the script in advance, but nothing of that sort happened.”
Adding to it he said that-
“The truth is that nobody can sing like Kishore Kumar, he was a mountain of a personality and man of many faces. The youngsters of today have no idea about him, they just know ‘Roop Tera Mastana’ from ‘Aradhana’.”
He also confessed after the show ended during an interview that-
“Okay, frankly, I wanted to stop the episode. Do you know there was a programme K for Kishore and it came to an end after some time? Who ended it? I asked them to wind up. I told them to stop the nonsense as it was going haywire and boring.”
Twitter users had many reactions on it, like
Sorry to say, but Himesh is murdering the legendary Kishor Kumar songs on #indianidol. The contestants are so much better.
— Nitin Deshpande (@nitingdeshpande) May 9, 2021
@SonyTV #indianidol12 #IndianIdol2021 disappointing episode of #kishorekumar special on many counts.
1) Judges should stop singing continously. Specially Annu Malik 🙏just allow contestants
2) in the race of 100 songs, feel for music is lost
3) stop showing poverty scene of Sawai
— Mukti (@MuktiKumaran) May 10, 2021
Please NEVER attempt 100Songs ever! It ruins the entire show. Himesh ji & NehaJi with due respect, please stop abusing those classics on National TV. #IndianIdol2021 @iAmNehaKakkar@VishalDadlani
— Prashant Verma (@PrashantVerma07) May 10, 2021
— Aditya Srivastava (@iamaditya021) May 9, 2021
— SANIKA🧚 (@crazy_but_crazy) May 10, 2021
#IndianIdol2020 I think this Anu Malik had no dignity, self respect..jis show se bahar Nikala..usi show Me Pehle Guest & Now Part time judge..
— Ca Ankur Gupta (@AnkurGu11827775) May 10, 2021
Kishore Kumar 100 songs.
I have never heard such worst singing. The worst singer Neha Kakkar. Overrated singer. U can’t sing well so u tried to sing in ur way to hide inability. Rubbish. Sing all songs in one way always. Insult to Music, Kishore Kumar & RD Burman
— Manish Parikh (@mhp1012) May 11, 2021
The show is hosted by singer-actor Aditya Narayan, Indian Idol 12 is being shot in Daman since shooting is not permitted in Mumbai. Besides Kakkar and Reshammiya, Vishal Dadlani judges the show but has been replaced by Anu Malik until the team comes back to Mumbai.