In the latest weekend episode of Indian Idol 12, Sawai Bhatt’s journey came to an end. He was eliminated due to lesser votes. The contestants who were in the danger zone this weekend were Mohammad Danish, Nihal Tauro and Sawai Bhatt. In this round, Sawai got eliminated after which Navya Naveli Nanda, got emotional as she was a big fan of Sawai and often rooted for him on social media.
About the elimination
In Sunday’s, June 20, episode of the singing reality show, the contestants celebrated Father’s Day. The episode was graced by Anandji of the popular music composer duo Kalyanji and Anandji. In this episode, unfortunately, Sawai Bhatt got eliminated due to lesser vote count. After his elimination, Navya Naveli Nanda took to her Instagram stories to share a picture of him and wrote, “@ sawai.bhatt. Keep singing & shining!!”
Check out Navya Naveli’s Instagram story
Navya Naveli Nanda has been following Indian Idol 12 and she is a fan of Sawai Bhatt. She has been cheering for him from the beginning. And she has showered her support to him various times by uploading Instagram stories and by praising his talent.
In an interview recently with an entertainment channel, Sawai had said that-
“It is my honour to receive so much love and affection from the granddaughter of Shri Amitabh Bachchan Sir whose name is Ms Navya Nandaji. I am encouraged by her support towards my performances week on week. It definitely heightens my spirit and motivates me to perform better.”
About the contestant Sawai Bhatt
Sawai Bhatt, who belongs from a small village in the district of Nagaur in Rajasthan, is also a puppeteer. He was born into a poor family and used to run puppet shows with his parents across Rajasthan to earn a living and meet his daily ends.
Sawai later developed an interest in Rajasthan’s traditional music in the prior years and has started earning from it. The singer also loves to play the harmonium. Back in the days, Sawai Bhatt also auditioned for Indian Idol 10 and got selected, however, could not make it to top 15 as he was eliminated.
A couple of months ago, Sawai wanted to quit Indian Idol 12 since his mother was not keeping well. However, judges Vishal Dadlani and Himesh Reshammiya convinced him to stay.
Navya Naveli Nanda is the elder daughter of Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Nikhil Nanda. She has a younger brother, Agastya Nanda. Navya graduated from New York’s Fordham University last year and is now a successful entrepreneur.
She works in the health sector with her venture Aara Health. Recently, she started a new venture, Project Naveli, which aims at building a gender-neutral world and Pride healthy world for the LGBTQIA+ community.
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Netizen’s reaction on the elimination
Other viewers of Indian Idol 12 were also sad about the decision. Reacting to a post by the official Twitter handle of Sony TV on Sawai’s elimination, many fans threatened to boycott the show.
Sony Tv posted a tweet on their official Twitter page
#IdolSawai hamesha rahenge humare dilon mein,aur aapke? Share your love for him and wish him all the best in the tweets and keep watching #IndianIdol2020 #HimeshReshammiya #AdityaNarayan @fremantle_india @The_AnuMalik @sonukakkar #KalyanjiAnandjiSpecial pic.twitter.com/lmlvrhexPh
— sonytv (@SonyTV) June 20, 2021
A user said that, “Wrong decision of sawai Boycott Indian idol.” Another user said that, “Was watching the show to follow #SawaiBhatt, totally scripted show. #boycottindianidol #bringsawaiback. @VishalDadlani would never let this happen if he had stayed.”
Check out the amazing reactions by netizens
So unfair… Pawandeep kabhi bhi bottom mein nahi aa sakta… 😡😡🤬#IndianIdol
— 👁️👄👁️ #KKR💜 (@___ni__vi___) June 20, 2021
Wrong decision of sawai Boycott Indian idol
— Dinesh Rajpurohit (@dineshrajpuroh8) June 20, 2021
Completely scripted and biased show towards their fvrts..
Stop watching #IndianIdol sawai was in top 2 for constant weeks n suddenly eliminated just to save sanmukha n others.. shame..janta se vote hi q krwate ho when their votes don't mean to u😒😒
— Rohini Yadav (@RohiniY54315826) June 20, 2021