This season of the singing reality show, Indian Idol has been marred by controversies. Amid the controversies, Singer-Composer Javed Ali opened up about the controversies and shared his honest opinions over them. Ever since Amit Kumar’s comment on makers asking him to praise the contestants, several others have talked about the show giving them similar instructions for TRPs.
Interestingly, the Singer-composer, Javed Ali holds a different opinion. He recently shared that he has never been asked by any of the reality show makers to praise the contestants and he has always expressed his honest and true opinions.
He said that-
“Well, I was quite surprised when I heard that. Kyunki mere saath to aisa nahin hua tha (Because this has never happened with me). I used to give my genuine opinion based on what I felt. I was told to not fake it because people come to know if you aren’t honest.”
About the emotional melodrama
When asked if contestants’ sob stories and melodrana are a way of attracting votes, Ali said that-
“Let me tell you that people want entertainment and masala; they are intrigued to know about their lifestyle. Like recently, I myself participated in a show and spoke about the hurdles in my early days.”
Further adding he said that-
“But thinking of it on the other side, I want to tell you that a contestant I was judging not long ago went on to, unfortunately, win a music reality show simply because he could appeal with his talking. Still, I would say at the end of the day, it’s an individual’s personal opinion whom to vote for. I don’t think anybody is compelled to vote for any particular contestant.”
Opinions about Judges
Javed believes that the judges of reality shows are not harsh with the contestants as they do not want to hurt them by any means. He said that-
“I think judges don’t want to hurt the contestants by and large. If I am in the judge’s chair, I don’t think I should be blunt.”
Indian Idol 12 sparked controversy ever since Amit Kumar, son of legendary singer Kishore Kumar, revealed his story from the sets of Indian Idol and then later, Salim Sulaiman and Sunidhi Chauhan had also said that the makers of the singing reality show had asked them to praise the contestants even when they weren’t performing up to the mark.
The present scenario for the grand finale
Indian Idol 12 launched last year amid much fanbase. The grand finale of the show is set to air anytime soon. The race to win the title of Indian Idol 12 is currently between Pawandeep Rajan, Arunita Kanjilal, Shanmukhapriya, Nihal Tauro, Mohammad Danish and Sayli Kamble.