Indian Idol is considered to be one of the most popular singing reality shows in the country. But, just like any other reality show, time and again, Indian Idol has landed in trouble and garnered attention for all the wrong reasons.
1. Aditya Udit Narayan and Neha Kakkar’s fake wedding announcement
Indian Idol 11 host Aditya Udit Narayan and judge Neha Kakkar made a fake wedding announcement on the show. Their announcement was made to add value to their existing show. Later, Aditya rubbished the news and revealed that it was to increase the show’s TRP.
2. ‘Fake’ Love Angle
Aditya Narayan being one of the hosts in this show said that the love stories that are shown in the show are fake and completely scripted. When people were seen rooting for Pawandeep Rajan and Arunita Kanjilal the whole love story was scripted and planned out.
3.Amit Kumar Controversy
Amit Kumar is one of the most popular singers who was invited to Indian Idol season 12. The singer later admitted that he had been asked to praise the contestants. He even said that he told the makers to give him portions of the script in advance.
4. Anu Malik’s Return To The Show
After several allegations against Anu Malik during the #MeToo movement, he stepped down from the Indian Idol judge panel back in 2019. He then made a comeback in Indian Idol 12 as a guest and later, as a judge. However, a lot of people were left enraged and were clearly unhappy with the decision.
5. Sawai Bhatt
Indian Idol 12 contestant Sawai Bhatt’s elimination left netizens shocked and angry. Fans were quite pissed when his elimination was announced.
6. Sayali Kamble Controversy
Often, the show had portrayed Sayli hailing from a poor family. However, a video of her singing with Marathi Singer Suresh Wadkar went viral and netizens slammed the makers of the show for fooling the audience.
7. Eviction of Sahil Solanki
Sahil Solanki was perhaps one of the most voted participants in the show. But later he was evicted which disappointed the viewers. Later he alleged that it was intentionally done because the show makers wanted to give new talents some chance instead of being monotonous with the winners.