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Sunidhi Chauhan wades into controversy surrounding ‘Indian Idol’

Sunidhi Chauhan has become the latest celebrity to open up about the controversy surrounding hit reality show ‘Indian Idol’.

The singer, who was seen as a judge on ‘Indian Idol’ seasons 5 and 6, said she was “asked to praise contestants” on multiple occasions.

Talking to ETimes, she said, “Not exactly this ki sabko karna hai but yes, we all were told (to praise). That was the basic thing. And so, I couldn’t go on. I couldn’t do what they wanted and I had to part ways. Hence, today, I am not judging any reality show.”

She added, “Lekin ismein artiste ka hi nuksaan hota hai. He/she gets praise and recognition almost overnight due to his/her stories which are put out via AV and their hunger to strive for excellence diminishes. Yes, some of then still do work hard but the instant fame affects them psychologically. It’s a simple case of acquiring too much too soon. Not the contestants’ fault, it’s simply because the name of the game is TRPs.”

She concluded, “I did ‘Dil Hai Hindustani’, ‘The Voice’ and ‘Indian Idol’. I could speak the truth then. Even today i would like to say what I genuinely feel. It’s up to them whether they want to have me or not.”