Indian Idol 12 has lately and infamously been a part of multiple controversies which the show would not have anticipated. From Amit Kumar dissing the show to Aditya Narayan's comments on that and a few contestants getting flak for poor singing and other things, the singing reality show has indeed been the talk-of-the-town for a while now.
But the show has managed to keep inviting big names and and will be inviting yet another legendary name in the form of lyricist Javed Akhtar. In the upcoming episode, Javed Akhtar will be seen cheering contestant Danish Mohd about his performance on ‘Afreen Afreen’. Danish Mohd will be seen riding high on emotions after Javed saab complimented him by saying that there’s a 'jhalak' (glimpse) of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in him.
Praising Danish Mohd's performance, Javed Akhtar said. “You reminded me of Nusarat Fateh Ali Khan Saab. He was a huge sufi artist. There are very less people like him in this world. His nature was very simple, calm, and innocent."
Talking about Javed saab complimenting his voice, Danish Mohd said, “Breathing the same air as that of Javed Sir is a big thing for anyone. Getting to perform is another and receiving a compliment is a dream come true. Cannot thank Indian Idol Season 12 enough for the great opportunities that they have bestowed upon all the contestants. I feel like my existence has finally been fulfilled. No one can be compared to the Master Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. But, what Javed Sir said will always remain etched in my heart."