I think its the essence of the reality show. One good judge, one ok ok judge and one strict judge. It makes people talk about it, write about it like what we are doing now and all these contribute to the amount of viewers its getting. I am pretty sure Sanjeev Kapoor as a person is nice but in the reality show, maybe his role is to be the strict judge. Although its a reality show, most times, judges are made to play a certain persona/role. Have you guys heard of Matt Preston from Masterchef Australia ? He is the strict judge on the show but he is such a charmer in reality. In one of his interviews, he was asked why he is not himself on the show (coz in real life, hes a really nice guy) and he answered that someone has to play the strict judge and the production house thought he fit the persona so he should be the strict one. After all, the judges are getting paid by the channel and the production house. When you see Sanjeev Kapoor in his interviews / cooking shows or even in person in one of his restaurants , hes actually super duper nice. And yes, not everyone gets to be Vikas ! He's just beyond adorable !