Javed Akhtar is ready to dignify the forthcoming episode of Indian Idol 12. Paying accolades to the lyricist, contestants will be seen staging to his hit numbers over the years.
Akhtar will also observe showering praise on the competitors. He would even tribute Arunita Kanjilal, saying that she flashes back to him of Lata Mangeshkar.
In a film shown by Sony TV on its social media handles, Arunita is seen humming Veer Zaara song “Tere Liye”. While judges Himesh Reshammiya and Sonu Kakkar are lost in her euphonious voice, the celebrated writer will greet Arunita and say that “Lata ji ki yaad dila di (You reminded me of Lata ji”, leaving the young player astounded.
It’s not just Arunita Kanjilal, but Mohammad Danish’s interpretation of “Afreen Afreen” and Sayli Kamble’s rendition on “Pyaar Hua Chupke Se” will also leave Javed Akhtar fascinated. While he will say “Kamaal Kar Diya” to Danish, he will express that he is contented with Sayali.
Entertained by Aditya Narayan, Indian Idol 12 is umpired by Himesh Reshammiya, Vishal Dadlani, and Neha Kakkar. With the shoots happening in Daman owing to curbs in Mumbai, Anu Malik and Sonu Kakkar have taken Vishal and Neha’s position on the judges’ panel. Last week, Rajasthan’s Sawai Bhatt was expelled from the singing reality show.