Entertainment Television 02 Jan 2017 Our walkouts on the ...

Our walkouts on the show aren’t staged: Anu Mallik

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SAMEENA RAZZAQ
Published Jan 2, 2017, 12:22 am IST
Updated Jan 2, 2017, 12:28 am IST
'Have you ever seen me reading out from a teleprompter? Then how is it possible that my lines are scripted?'
Nothing that you see on Indian Idol is ever staged or planned. And nothing will ever be planned because jahan Anu Mallik hoga wahan teleprompter nahi hoga: Anu Mallik
 Nothing that you see on Indian Idol is ever staged or planned. And nothing will ever be planned because jahan Anu Mallik hoga wahan teleprompter nahi hoga: Anu Mallik

Judges Anu Mallik and Farah Khan staging a walkout over some heated argument is almost a regular feature on Indian Idol. In fact, many times, the difference between the two have been dismissed as antics to garner publicity.

When asked about it, Anu candidly replies, “Nothing that you see on Indian Idol is ever staged or planned. And nothing will ever be planned because jahan Anu Mallik hoga wahan teleprompter nahi hoga (wherever there’s Anu Malik, there’s no need for a teleprompter). Have you ever seen me reading out from a teleprompter? Then how is it possible that my lines are scripted? The walkouts and fights are real on Indian Idol.” He continues, “A famous singer once told me that he likes me because I am imperfect. He said that by being imperfect, I am being perfect. Sonu Nigam, Farah Khan and I don’t have a teleprompter and neither do we plan what we say. If we break into a argument or kiss and make up, it’s all real.”

 

Lately, a host of films have remixed versions of classics. Anu, however, is all for the trend as long as it is recreated aesthetically. He explains, “It is not only just a Indian phenomenon but it’s happening the world over. People are taking old movies and remaking them; old serials are being made into web series. There is no harm in remixing the song if you do it well. Though the only sad thing is that youngsters today don’t know about these songs. They think remixes are the original.”

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