Indian Idol 12's guest judge Manoj Muntashir has spoken up on Amit Kumar's reaction on the Kishore Kumar tribute episode. (Photo: Manoj Muntashir/Instagram)
Lyricist Manoj Muntashir, who is filling in as an adjudicator on Indian Idol 12, reacted to the controversial Kishore Kumar recognition scene, highlighting vocalist Amit Kumar as a visitor judge. After the scene was reprimanded on the web, Amit said in a meeting that he didn't appreciate it, and was asked by the show's group to commend every one of the challengers.
Speaking to a leading daily, Manoj said, “If Amit Kumar came out and lashed out at the show, he shouldn’t have agreed to be a part of it in the first place. He took money for being a part of the show and then criticised it. I wouldn’t have done what Amit Kumar did. If I was in his place and not comfortable with the proceedings, I would have told the makers that I don’t want to be a part of the show.”
Indian Idol 12 judges, singer Neha Kakkar and singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya, were criticised for singing Kishore’s songs on the show. Manoj defended them and said, “Let me tell you one more thing. If I sing Kishore Kumar’s songs in my bathroom or amongst my friends, nobody can tell me that I can’t sing like him. I know I can't, nobody can. Whatever Neha and Himesh sang, they did to celebrate Kishore Kumar, and it should have been taken in the right spirit. There was nothing wrong in what they did.”
Source: Hindustan Times
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