The reality shows Indian Idol 12 has many times surfaced the audience’s brutal criticism for its TRP-making agenda. Be it the fake love endorsement of the contestants, Pawandeep Ranjan and Arunita to the alleged compulsion of celebrity judges to praise the performances. Audiences got pissed off by the melodramatic stunts of the show
Amit Kumar burst with the revelation after attending the special in honor of Kishore Kumar. Amit Kumar claimed he was not at all happy with the performances but he was compelled to praise by the show makers.
After that Salim Merchant agreed to say, “Yes, mere saath bhi hua hai. But honestly, maine kabhi nahi suna unki baat. Shayad aaj main koi judge ki seat pe nahi baitha hoon because of that (Yes, it has happened to me too. But I never listened to them, maybe that’s why I am not judging any musical reality TV show right now).”
Even Anu Malik’s come back to the show lashed out much ire as Sona Mahapatra slammed saying how a #MeToo accused can be judge, she got much support too.
Even the partiality accusation also comes forth so far as judgments are concerned. The abrupt elimination of Sawai Bhatt and Shamnukhapriya’s constant changes of songs with yodling irked the audience, after that they demanded Shamnukhapriya’s elimination.
Being the host of the show for the longest time, Aditya Narayan every time raised in defense of Indian Idol during the harsh controversies. He also got trolled for the same and labeled ‘childlike’. He recently spoke to SpotboyE, “To all those who are trolling and lashing out at me, I say, Shashtaang Pranaam to all and God bless you. I feel like that cheetah who wouldn’t move to prove he’s the fastest in a dog race. Sometimes trying to prove your point is an insult to your own intelligence and experience. This is how I feel while defending arguably the best collection of contestants on a reality show. Indian Idol is the no.1 reality show for 26 weeks running. Do I need to defend it?”