In the recent episodes of Indian Idol 12, we saw contestants as well as the judges paying a tribute to the legendary singer Kishore Kumar. They were seen celebrating Kishore Kumar’s 100 songs, and his son Amit Kumar graced the musical reality show as a special guest. However, Netizens were extremely disappointed with the judges Neha Kakkar and Himesh Reshammiya as well as the contestants. The judges were bashed by Netizens and are faced criticism for singing Kishore Kumar’s songs badly, and not doing justice to it. Now, Amit Kumar has reacted to this, and has said that he himself didn’t enjoy the episode.
While speaking to ETimes, Amit Kumar said, “The truth is that nobody can sing like Kishore Kumar, he was a mountain of a personality and man of many faces. The youngsters of today have no idea about him, they just know ‘Roop Tera Mastana' from 'Aradhna'.” Amit Kumar further added that he was only doing what he was asked to do. He claimed that he was told to praise and uplift them no matter how they sing as it is a tribute to Kishore da.
When asked about Neha Kakkar and Himesh Reshammiya facing flak for singing Kishore Kumar’s songs badly, Amit Kumar said, “Haan, mujhe malum hai. I didn't enjoy the episode at all.”
Amit Kumar said that while the performances and songs can’t be all good or bad, he added that if someone’s paying a tribute to a legend like Kishore Kumar, this isn’t the way that it should be done. He said that he went on the show, because the makers paid him the price that he demanded. "Look, everyone needs money. My father was also particular about money. They gave me the price I demanded and I went, why would I have left it? But it's okay. I have full respect for the show and its judges and participants," he said. ALSO READ: Indian Idol 12: Netizens Slam Neha Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya And Contestants For "Ruining" Kishore Kumar’s Songs
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