The 7 year old boy, who captured the hearts of the audience, was too overwhelmed on hearing the judges' negative comments. Dhairya's mother was equally upset as she comments, "Meri bachche ki umeed toot gayi hai." But it wasn't just the judges' comments that brought the boy to tears, but his partner, Smita Nandi's, mother too, when she called him a poor performer and that he was ruining her daughter's chances of winning the competition.
Annotating on the entire incident, Rakhi says, I was very upset with Smita's mother's behaviour. She has no right to comment on someone's performance in such a harsh way. There is no age between the two and one needs to keep cognizance of this." Kunal tried to pacify Dhairya and his mother, both of whom were visibly upset with the comments. But to no avail. Only after quite some cajoling and hugs from the judges, did the boy regain his composure.
Such behavior compels us to rethink the decision of having kids participate in reality shows and undergo so much pain and heartache. Is it worth making such adorable kids feel so hopeless and small? It is definitely something to think about.