Aditya Narayan has opened about the controversies of Indian Idol. The singing show came under the light when Kishore Kumar’s son Amit Kumar revealed that he was asked to say positive things about every contestant despite the quality of their performance. The reality show is currently judged by Vishal Dadlani, Himesh Reshammiya, and Neha Kakkar.

After this, Narayan gave out a statement revolving around the controversy. He says, “Everyone who is giving quotes on being persuaded to be positive about Indian Idol contestants are colleagues and friends. Let me assure them, as long as I am hosting Indian Idol, no one here needs to praise anyone for the heck of it. Be yourself, say what you want and just come visit our show and bless us. I speak only for myself. I can’t speak on behalf of other seasons as the team/production was entirely different.”

Similarly, Salim Merchant, who has also judged the show said he received similar requests from the show’s makers. However, he never paid heed to them, News18 reports. On the other hand, singers Anuradha Paudwal and Abhijeet Sawant have come to the defence of the Indian Idol 12 singers.

Paudwal said that it is surprising if people are questioning the contestants’ talent. Sawant, who was the first winner of Indian Idol also said that if Amit Kumar had conveyed his grievances, they would have been heard, as reported by The Indian Express. Sawant added, “I don’t think it is right to speak after the episode has aired”.

The singing show will be wrapped up in the next four weeks, and Narayan wants the show to end on a positive note. “We are in the last four weeks of the show. We want to wrap up the season with love and positivity,” the singer said.

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