In a recent Indian Idol season 12 episode, Kishore Kumar’s son, Amit Kumar Ganguly was invited as a guest. He was seen encouraging the participants, and also sang along with the entire team at the end of the episode. Amit Kumar in an interview with E-times said, “The truth is that nobody can sing like Kishore Kumar, he was a mountain of a personality and man of many faces. The youngsters of today have no idea about him, they just know ‘Roop Tera Mastana’ from ‘Aradhna’. I did what I was told. I was told sabko praise karna 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”.
Aditya Narayan Speaking with SpotboyE.com has opened up about the criticism and hate the episode got by Amit Kumar and Netizens. He said, “With all due respect to Amit ji, 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”.
The Judges as well as the participants were trolled on the Internet. Aditya wonders if Amit Kumar was not happy about the content why didn’t he speak during the shoot of the episode, his reaction is definitely discouraging for the participants. Aditya further said, “Amit ji has graced the show on multiple occasions and has always praised our contestants as well as our team. This time also he was lavish in his praise. In fact, he was kind enough to share so many personal stories on Kishore Kumar and we enjoyed and cherished each one. If he wasn’t happy with certain aspects of the show he could have just told us during shoot and we would have been more than happy to try and accommodate his inputs”.