“More painful than watching Dhoni’s run-out”: Indian Idol judges Neha Kakkar, Himesh Reshammiya face brutal roasting for ‘murdering’ Kishore Kumar songs


Indian Idol judges Neha Kakkar and Himesh Reshammiya have left the fans of legendary singer Kishore Kumar enraged after they attempted to sing his songs in a special edition of the singing reality show this Sunday. This was after the makers of the Sony TV reality show decided to pay tribute to the singing legend as they welcomed his son Amit Kumar on Indian Idol.

As part of the format, the makers had decided to showcase 100 popular songs of Kishore Kumar on Indian Idol. While the bulk of the songs were performed by the contestants, some were also sung by Amit Kumar and the Indian Idol judges.

Himesh Reshammiya gave a rendition of many Kishore Kumar hits including Aate Jaate Khoobsurat Aawara Sadkon Pe from the film Anurodh starring Rajesh Khanna. Himesh narrated a story claiming that Shakti Samanta had for the first time collaborated with Laxmikant-Pyarelal even though he would only work with RD Barman in the past.

Not to be left behind, Neha Kakkar too performed a few lines of another Kishore Kumar classic, Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani, from the film Jawani Diwani starring Randhir Kapoor.

According to most Kishore Kumar fans, both Neha and Himesh failed to do justice to those songs, adding that they should have never even attempted to sing them.

Here’s how they reacted;