Ace and iconic bollywood singer and also a former judge who has been on judging panel of shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Indian Idol, former Indian Idol judge Sonu says sob stories work on reality shows.
Best known for his songs like Kal Ho Na Ho, Abhi Mujh Mein Kahin, and so on, in a recent interview former Indian Idol judge Sonu says sob stories work on reality shows.
Opening up on concept of how effectively sob stories work in Indian singing reality shows, former Indian Idol judge Sonu says sob stories work on reality shows.
Indian Idol 12 has been in headlines ever since Amit Kumar appeared as a special guest in Kishore Kumar special episode as a guest and then post the episode, he said that he had been asked to praise the contestants and later even the Indian Idol 1 winner singer Abhijeet Sawant opening up on same shared on how makers now focus more on contestants tragic stories compared to their talent and now Sonu Nigam who is an iconic bollywood playback singer and also former judge of reality shows like Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and Indian Idol says sob stories are marketing strategy and he also mentioned that they are working well for television.
In his latest interview opening up on concept of sob stories and how they are working well but also defending the contestants saying that they all are really talented, Sonu said, “If they weren’t working (sob stories), it would not be happening so often on reality shows. In the deepest corner of my heart, I feel sob stories are working. It is a marketing thing, and people are not fools. Their hearts are in the right place. I also feel that the contestants in reality shows are extremely talented. They are dhurandhars”.
Also adding how entertainment differs from one person to another and one may find it interesting what others might feel to be boring, Sonu shared, “Recently, I was watching a Korean film and I connected with it because it reminded me of my struggles, but it could be boring for someone else. Who am I to comment on the music reality shows? They are doing well, getting good viewership and the singers are phenomenal”.
Meanwhile, Abhijeet Sawant also agreed that the contestants are super-talented. While reacting to Amit Kumar’s criticism and in his recent interview with leading digital entertainment portal, Abhijeet on all of this had said that its not fair to compare contestants with a legendary singer and explaining same he said, “They have just started their careers. It is unfair to make such comments and ridicule them”.