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;
— Aditya Srivastava (@iamaditya021) May 9, 2021
Please Indian Idol TRPs ke liye judges se phaaltu acting na karvaaya karo.
Specially Neha kakkar ko.
I have stopped watching the show since she entered the show.
Old #indianidol was pure Gold and today just trash and no recognition for pure talent.
This is not meant for hate.
— Sid (@ShhhsecrettTttt) May 9, 2021
You know #indianidol is a crap when they had Sonakshi Sinha as a judge and Neha Kakkar – Himesh Reshamiya singing THE KISHOR DA’s song.
The audacity!!! pic.twitter.com/M4SxSbvtVL
— प्रीत~ (@preetweets_) May 9, 2021
— Sandeep Kandale (@KandaleSandeep) May 9, 2021
Himesh to Kishore kumar songs :
— Naveen (@_naveenish) May 9, 2021
#IndianIdol2021 #indianidol #SonyLIV please spare Kishore Kumar’s songs.. this is a worst singing I’ve ever witnessed of Kishore’s songs.. all my favorite songs are screwed by @iAmNehaKakkar @The_AnuMalik and all participants
— Rajeev Raval (@rajeev2306) May 9, 2021