This weekend, Indian Idol 12, will see legendary singer Kishore Kumar’s son Amit Kumar as the special guest, as makers have planned a special episode to pay tribute to Kishore Kumar. Also making the episode more special would be the return of judges Neha Kakkar and Himesh Reshammiya. The two were seen missing from the show after the channel shifted their shooting location to Daman owing to a lockdown in Maharashtra. While in their absence Anu Malik and Manoj Muntashir judged the show, they shall continue to judge now.
However, music director Vishal Dadlani was not seen along with the show’s judges, now that Neha and Himesh are back on the show, we wonder when will Vishal return to the show. Vishal Dadlani charges Rs 4.5 lakh per episode. Meanwhile, Neha Kakkar is paid Rs. 5 lakh per episode and Himesh Reshammiya takes home Rs. 4 lakh per episode. So far neither the channel nor the music director’s spokesperson has spoken about Vishal's absence from the show. What do you think would be the reason behind his absence?
Coming back to Amit Kumar, he was heard praising the show for getting on board amazingly talented singers every year, he said, “I share a strong bond with this channel. Every year, the show presents enthusiastic singers with a platform to showcase their talent. Indian Idol 12 has impeccable talents this year too, Idol stage has forever proven to be a game-changer when it comes to exploring new talent.”
The upcoming episode marking tribute to Kishore Kumar is titled Kishore Kumar’s 100 greatest songs.
Image Source: Instagram/nehakakkar/realhimesh/vishaldadlani