Indian Idol 12 has found itself in yet another mess as netizens slashed them for spoiling Kishore Da’s song in a recent episode which was dedicated to Kishore Kumar. Soon after backslashes Amit Kumar the son of the legendary singer who was the special guest in the episode agreed with the netizens and said he also wanted to stop the episodes midway. Like the viewers, he too didn’t enjoy how the creators of the show decided to pay tribute to his father.
In a recent interview with a leading newspaper, Kumar was asked about his views about the episode and he replied, “Frankly, I wanted to stop the episode,” adding that he was asked to praise every contestant irrespective of how they perform. “I did what I was told. I was told sabko praise kamana 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 a 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,” Kumar said.
Responding to his comments, host Aditya Narayan said “With all due respect to Amitji, it is never easy to honour the legacy of a legend in an hour or two. But we always try our level best to put on a great show especially given the circumstances. Due to the pandemic we were shooting in Daman with a limited team and crew, limited rehearsals, different set etc. Still week after week we are putting out fresh episodes where most other channels are playing re-runs of their content.”
Amit Kumar said that he is aware of the outrage against the episode and revealed that he was asked to praise everyone, no matter what. He also admitted to going on Indian Idol 12 for financial reasons.
“I did what I was told. I was told sabko praise karna hai. I was told jo jaisa bhi gaaye usko uplift karna hai (I was told to praise everyone and to uplift everyone, no matter how they sang) because it’s a tribute to Kishore da. I thought it will be a 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,” he said.