Indian Idol 12 latest news: Ace 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 performance. He said, “I have seen a lot of your songs on YouTube and today saw you perform live. Continue to work the way you are. You have a very bright future ahead of you.”Also Read - Don 3 Latest Update: Shah Rukh Khan - Farhan Akhtar Team up After a Decade, SRK Fans Go Berserk - Check Reactions

The aspiring singer 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 yodeling & seen my videos. Javed Sir is a legendary artist and to receive a compliment like this means the world to me.” Also Read - Pawandeep Rajan, Arunita Kanjilal to Mohd. Danish, This is How Much These Indian Idol Stars are Earning for Superstar Singer 2 | Watch Video


However, the lyricist’s remarks on Shanmukhapriya’s performance did not go well with the netizens and started trolling her again. Also Read - Indian Idol 12 Finalist Sayli Kamble-Dhawal Tie Knots in a Maharashtrian Style Wedding, Fans Shower Love - See Viral Pics

“Everyone’s reaction after #ShanMukhPriya started singing (screaming) in #indianidol12 worst season eliminating all best singers like #anjali and #savai judges bhi Bhaag gaye ex judges bhi bhi bhadke hue hai atleast public ki suno public k liye show banaya h na?? #skipindianidol”, wrote one user.

Another tweeted, “Also notice how #AnuMallik gets excited and is baised with #ShanMukhPriya.”

Another user wrote, “I think SMP fans are also getting dumb now like SonyTV’s Judges & host. They like only screaming, shouting. Overwhelmed comments from judges and guests.”

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Host Aditya Narayan also said that he wishes to do one concert with Javed Akhtar. He said, “I would love to go on a concert with Shanmukhapriya across cities once the lockdown gets uplifted. Her energy is infectious, and I feel she’ll make for a great performer.”

Danish Mohd, Arunita Kanjilal, Sayli Kambli, Ashish Kulkarni, and Nihal Tauro are still competing for the trophy this season.