Indian Idol has been the voice many young and hidden talented singers of India and of other countries as well. The show has been running for 9 years long and is going on in 10th season with the judges like Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani, and Anu Malik who has been associated with Indian Idol from the starting but not anymore at least for this year.
Composer Anu Malik is taking a break from the judging of Indian Idol’s season 10 amidst all the allegations that are going against him in the film industry’s me too movement. After Malik announced his break, the duo singer Salim-Suleiman has now confirmed that they are going to judge the singing reality show in place of Malik.
Sony Entertainment Television has also issued a statement that Indian Idol will bring many known singers to the show as guest judges till Anu Malik’s comeback on the show. Salim Merchant confirmed the same to indianexpress.com about judging the next episode of the show along with his brother Suleiman. When he was asked about judging the upcoming episode, Salim replied, “As of now…”
Singers like Sona Mahapatra and Shweta Pandit blamed Anu Malik with some serious allegations so the pressure on Sony TV has been building up to remove him from the show.
When indianexpress.com asked this to Malik, he denied that the channel asked him to leave the show, and in place of that he said, “I have taken a stand. I have issued a statement to the channel that I have decided to take a break from Indian Idol as I am currently unable to focus on my work on the show. The channel has been kind to agree for the same.”
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