Singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya Slams Indian Idol 12 Judges – Calls Them Inexperienced
The 12th installment of the Indian idol has been mired in controversy ever since it was started. After Amit Kumar said that he was asked to say only nice things about the contestant’s singing, new and controversial statements are still being made against the show. The latest accusation comes from the famous Bollywood singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya who has a lot of experience of not just playback singing but also has been a judge on several reality singing tv shows. Recently several guest judges expressed their concerns and displeasure regarding the way the show is judged. Adding to the list is Abhijeet Bhattacharya.
The singer had recently appeared on the iconic hit singing reality tv show as a guest judge and was majorly unimpressed by judges Neha Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya, and Vishal Dadlani. According to the multiple Filmfare award-winning singers, the judge trio lacks experience in the music industry. He went on to say that they haven’t even contributed their fair share in the music industry fraternity.
He had even refused to share screen space with the said judges and that is the reason he remains unseen in a lot of the scenes from the recent episode of the tv show. In an interview, he shared his side of the story and what he felt which was “I told them, I am not asking for work, I am asking for what is rightfully mine. People work under me. I am the employer. They call people who’ve sung four songs in their life. You make those people judges who haven’t served the music. They are only commercial. They’ve given hit songs, but they haven’t given music anything.”
He even went ahead to add that the makers of the show wouldn’t have invited RD Burman to the show had he been alive today. In the statement, he said “If RD Burman were alive today, they wouldn’t have called him. They don’t give me awards. That’s the similarity between me, RD Burman, and Kishore Kumar — no one recognizes us three greats… These fools expose themselves by ignoring me.”