Reality television show, Indian Idol has been getting a lot of criticism online from audience as well as artists recently. On one hand where the show is being criticised by audience for its choices of judges and contestants on the other side many celebrity guests have claimed that they were asked to fake praise the contestants.
Amid these controversies the show’s host Aditya Narayan has given his views. He said, “Our producers Sony, Fremantle & TCT along with the entire team are thrilled with the love and success of the current season. This is the most watched reality show in the entire past decade. We want to focus on that. We would rather not think about the negativity.”
Aditya also mentions that the current season of Indian Idol is about to end. “We are in the last four weeks of the show. We want to wrap up the season with love and positivity.”
He also assured that there is no pressure on judges to say good things about the contestants, “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.”
Talking about the Grand Finale of Indian Idol he said “Well, as of now we are just glad to be back in Mumbai. Of course it comes with its own set of limitations and restrictions but we are planning a huge finale befitting the level of talent seen and heard this season. Having all the judges back for the finale will be great along with esteemed members of the music and film fraternity.”