Trouper Bollywood lyricist and music composer Javed Akhtar was recently invited to grace the singing reality show Indian Idol 12. However, it somehow turned out to be a nightmare for Akhtar as he found himself being pitilessly trolled on social media after his appearance on the show.
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.
Heaping praises for Shanmukhapriya after her performance, Javed Akhtar said sarcastically, “How do people react to your performance on social media. I think you should be criticized a lot? Do they talk nasty about you, they do right? They should do it. Because if a girl as smart, as confident and competent as you comes on stage, people from India will never appreciate her. They get insecure. They prefer girls who are under confident and are not sure of their decisions. But you on the other hand feel nobody else can perform better than me. And I feel this is one of your bad qualities.”
This did not go down well with the netizens who questioned him for his comments and trolled him for praising the young singer ‘unnecessarily.’ One Twitter user said, “Shouting no voice quality, only same type of songs lost interest in #IndianIdol2021 #ShanMukhPriya Band kardiya tv par sar dard start hogya.” Another tweeted, “@Javedakhtarjadu sahab, apko paise dekar invite kia gya #indianidol12 mein to kya apko kuch bhi bolne ka or kisi k ego pr sawal uthane ka license mil gya?? Instead of improving #ShanMukhPriya usko galat appraisal dena is #notfair #JavedAkhtarSpecial #JavedAkhtar.”
Shanmukhpriya is known for her operatic and yodeling skills and this is the reason that she faced negative comments on social media.