Indian Idol 12: Contestant Shanmukhapriya Faces Severe Backlash After Lyricist Javed Akhtar Praises Her; Trolls Ask ‘Were You Paid To Applaud Her?’

In the recent episode of Indian Idol 12, legendary lyricist Javed Akhtar heaped praises of contestant Shanmukhapriya’s singing performance. However, Shanmukhapriya faced severe backlash on social media later

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Indian Idol 12: Contestant Shanmukhapriya Faces Severe Backlash After Lyricist Javed Akhtar Praises Her; Trolls Ask ‘Were You Paid To Applaud Her?’
Singing reality TV show Indian Idol 12 welcomed legendary lyricist Javed Akhtar as the special guest in the recent episode. The episode was dedicated to ‘Tribute to Javed sahab’ and the contestants were singing songs penned by Akhtar. Contestant Shanmukhapriya also performed on Javed Akhtar’s song. After her performance, the lyricist heaped praises of her. He said, “I have seen a lot of your songs on YouTube and today saw you perform live. Continue to work the way you are. You have a very bright future ahead of you.”

However, Shanmukhapriya was trolled on social media. Taking to Twitter, netizens slammed her and criticised her performance. One user wrote, “Everyone’s reaction after #ShanMukhPriya started singing (screaming) in #indianidol12 worst season eliminating all best singers like #anjali and #savai judges bhi Bhaag gaye ex judges bhi bhi bhadke hue hai atleast public ki suno public k liye show banaya h na?? #skipindianidol” Another user tweeted, “I think SMP fans are also getting dumb now like SonyTV’s Judges & host. They like only screaming, shouting. Overwhelmed comments from judges and guests.”

Check out the reactions below:









After Shanmukhapriya’s performance, host Aditya Narayan also mentioned he wishes to do one concert with Shanmukhapriya across cities once the lockdown gets uplifted. Meanwhile, Shanmukha revealed she was awestruck the moment she saw Javed Akhtar enter the sets. She mentioned she is a big fan of his work and said his writing is what makes the song a lot more melodious. Also Read: Indian Idol 12: Lyricist And Poet Javed Akhtar Composes A Song For Contestant Arunita Kanjilal With Anu Malik; Deets INSIDE


 

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