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Aditya Narayan on claims that Indian Idol 12 judgments are doctored: ‘Won’t focus on negativity’.


Indian Idol 12 seems to be going from one controversy to another as it heads towards its finale. Its makers and host Aditya Narayan, however, want to stay away from negativity and focus on the task ahead.

The singing reality show first came into the eye of the storm after Amit Kumar claimed that the Indian Idol 12 team asked him to appreciate the contestants of the show despite the quality of their singing. Recently music composer Salim Merchant also opened up about how a similar request was made to him as he made appearances on a number of reality shows over the years.

Aditya Narayan said, “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.”