‘Indian Idol’ is one of the most popular reality shows on Indian television. From what we know of it, it’s about tough competition, celebrity judges, and often emotional (sometimes melodramatic) and human-centric sequences in regular episodes. Then there’s the occasional spat between the judges, and drama ensues when an odd contestant crosses the line. All of this is enough to keep the audience hooked.

But the squeezing in of at least a week’s worth of content into hour-long (sometimes two) telecasts, usually edits away the darker side of this bright moon. An ex-Indian idol aspirant from the 2012 edition, Nishant Kaushik took us there with his series of tweets on Thursday.

According to him, it’s a nightmare constituting dozens of retakes, showering of vile abuses, long hours of waiting with no accessible toilets or food stall and much more.

 

 

 

Mini Mathur, who has hosted the show for many seasons, was quick to respond with her own stories. 

Some others who’ve been through the ordeal also supported Nishant’s rant.

Since 2004, Indian idol has provided the aspiring singers a platform to showcase their talent to the world. But the alleged lowering down of humanity is downright inhumane. 

That said, we do understand that there are two sides to a coin and will keep an eye out on the producers of the show for a response. Stay tuned, and let us know in the comments section if you’ve had such an experience of your own.