In a shocking development, a contestant on the singing reality show Indian Idol forcibly kissed popular Bollywood playback singer Neha Kakkar. Neha is one of the three judges of the competition with the other two judges being music composers Vishal Dadlani and Anu Malik.
In the promo video, shared by Sony TV, Neha is seen interacting with one of the contestants on the stage. The contestant, carrying plenty of gifts for Neha, asks her if she recognised him. Unbale to recognise the contestant, Neha accepts the gifts nonetheless. The contestant then moves forward to give Neha a hug. It was during the hug, when the contestant planted a kiss on the popular singer’s cheek.
The show’s anchor, singer Aditya Narayan, had to intervene and separate Neha from the grip of the contestant. It’s not known whether the Sony TV has taken any action against the contestant or the video shared by the channel could be a PR campaign.
Neha, whose popular songs include Dilbar redux, Manali Trance, Kala Chashma, Aankh Mare redux from Simmba among others, has also judged other reality shows such as Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs in the past. This is her second season as a judge on the Indian Idol.