Indian revision’s reality shows are always under the scanner for their controversies mostly. Once such a show is Indian Idol 12, the singing reality show is creating headlines every week for different reasons. This time the makers of the show decided to do a special episode dedicated to legendary poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar.
Javed Sahab faced the heat on the internet as he praised one of the contestants of the show Shanmukhapriya.
Time and again it has called out by the audience that Shanmukhapriya’s singing talent is questionable. Most people feel that she’s mostly shouting in her performance rather than singing. When she chose Helen’s iconic song ‘Mera Naam Chin Chin Chuv’ people thought she is spoiling the song.
However, Javed Akhtar was seen praising the contestant he said and quoted by Koimoi, “How do people react to your performance on social media. I think you should be criticized a lot? Do they talk nasty about you, they do right? They should do it. Because if a girl as smart, as confident and competent as you comes on stage, people from India will never appreciate her. They get insecure. They prefer girls who are underconfident and are not sure of their decisions. But you on the other hand feel nobody else can perform better than me. And I feel this is one of your bad qualities (he said in a sarcastic way).”
This lit the fire on social media. Netizens accused Javed Akhtar of faking his praises for the Indian Idol 12 contestant.
@Javedakhtarjadu sahab, apko paise dekar invite kia gya #indianidol12 mein to kya apko kuch bhi bolne ka or kisi k ego pr sawal uthane ka license mil gya?? Instead of improving #ShanMukhPriya usko galat appraisal dena is #notfair #JavedAkhtarSpecial #JavedAkhtar
— Aarti Shukla (@aartishukla1994) June 26, 2021
— abhijit sarmah (@abhijitsarmah1) June 20, 2021
— Lokoday Prakashan (@lokoday2016) June 26, 2021
— Ankit Vyas (@iankitvyas) June 26, 2021
Shouting and howling is not singing. #sonukakkar! #AnuMalik. Your Sunday performance was some what acceptable but towards the end you were true to your colors by howling. #IndianIdol2021
Audience reaction on your today's performance ? pic.twitter.com/gmr3opuguR
— Kbh (@Kbh51711148) June 28, 2021
No matter how much you say "it is my version and interpretation of music/song" , try to understand if people tell u they didn't enjoy it , u have failed in that execution. It happens and try considering the audience point of view. Sing in ur style, w/o damaging.
— Joel Paul Kidangan (@kidangan_) June 28, 2021
When #ShanMukhPriya sings..
Viewers be like:- pic.twitter.com/sNisBevjuO
— SSujeet Sharma?? (@Sujeet_india) June 20, 2021
— Ankit Vyas (@iankitvyas) June 20, 2021
Everyone's reaction after #ShanMukhPriya started singing (screaming) in #indianidol12 worst season eliminating all best singers like #anjali and #savai judges bhi Bhaag gaye ex judges bhi bhi bhadke hue hai atleast public ki suno public k liye show banaya h na?? #skipindianidol pic.twitter.com/oq120inL5J
— DEEP J SHAH (@DJSHAH91) June 26, 2021
— Akshay Skyfleet (@AkSkyfleet) June 27, 2021