Indian Idol 12: Shanmukhapriya was left awestruck when Javed Akhtar praised her performance. However, the veteran lyricist’s remarks on Shanmukhapriya’s performance did not go well with the netizens and started trolling her again.
lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar appeared as the special guest on Saturday’s episode of Indian Idol 12. It was an episode dedicated to ‘Tribute to Javed Sahab’ where contestants were seen singing the songs penned down by him. Contestant Shanmukhapriya was left awestruck when Javed Akhtar praised her.
He went on to praise one of the contestants, Shanmukhapriya, who has already been a target on social media. People have been trolling her for her singing style and were not okay with Javed appreciating her.
Shanmukhapriya performed the Dil Dhadakne Do title song and after her performance ended, Javed questioned her if she is criticized on social media.
When she says yes, Javed added, “You should be criticized because male chauvinists in the country don’t like a smart, confident, and competent girl like you.”
He went on to add, “Those males become insecure. They like a girl who is reluctant, one who is unsure. Your qualities say that no one can do it better than me. Your unabashed qualities will not be liked by many. You don’t pay heed to them. You continue doing the good work and your future is bright.”
The young singer later said how happy she was to see him on the sets and said, “I was awestruck the moment I saw Javed Sir enter the sets. I am such a huge fan of his work. His writing is what makes the song a lot more melodious. Being on the same set as him is a big deal. I am so grateful to Indian Idol Season 12 for allowing me to perform in front of a legend like Javed Sir. I couldn’t stand the ground when he mentioned he’s heard my yodelling & seen my videos. Javed Sir is a legendary artist and to receive a compliment like this means the world to me.”
People found it unfair as Javed gave a sexist angle to the controversy surrounding the contestant.
Danish Mohd, Arunita Kanjilal, Sayli Kambli, Ashish Kulkarni, and Nihal Tauro are still competing for the trophy this season.
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