It seems singing reality show Indian Idol 12 cannot pass a day these days without being in controversy. What began with Amit Kumar coming on the show and then giving an interview about not liking the Kishore Kumar special episode to host Aditya Narayan taking jabs at the same in his interviews and even on the show has now continued in a different form.
Earlier today, Indian Idol 1 winner Abhijeet Sawant was also in news for taking jabs at how the show is being treated these days and how antics and gimmicks are taking more space then actual singing.
Now, in another interview, Sawant has given his opinion on what he thought about singer Amit Kumar's controversial comments on the show.
In an interview with ETimes TV, he said, "With social media now people are coming out and speaking their mind and saying that they don’t want to watch emotional stories and it’s the best thing to happen. Eventually, the makers of the show will have to concentrate on music now. I also want to add about the recent Kishore Kumar controversy. The audience needs to understand that he was a legendary singer and it is impossible for a newcomer to match his talent. We can’t compare the new singers with him and there shouldn’t be a comparison. These kids are talented and they are doing a fabulous jobs but it’s not right for a beginner to be a legendary singer. They have just started their careers. It is unfair to make such comments and ridicule them. And even if the singing goes a little here and there it’s fine because that is live singing and they are new singers. I don’t think people should blame the newcomers."
About Amit Kumar, he said, "I have been on Indian Idol as a contestant and I’ve hosted the show and I was also part of the judges panel in a few episodes in the past. I know the in and out of the show, how it works and how it is made. I feel if Amit Kumar ji would have even once mentioned that he is not liking the content, singing or the show can be done in a better way, I am sure the creative team would have definitely listened to him. He is such a renowned singer of our country and he is in that position where he can communicate to the makers what he is feeling. I don’t think it is right to speak after the episode has aired. Also so many youngsters and fans of music are watching the show, they consider these legendary singers as their God, idols so it becomes our responsibility that if ever we go on a show as a guest we should be honest to our jobs."