, the judge of Zee’s Ek Se Badhkar Ek
who took a stand that he will not judge Mussarat Abbas just because he is from Pakistan will continue to judge the show, and this is the latest news!!
Amidst all the buzz making rounds that the singer has been replaced by Alka Yagnik
as judge in Ek Se Badhkar Ek, Abhijeet confirms to us, “Yes, I will be continuing as judge in the show. After all, it is my baby; Ahmed and I have taken extra care that the show is clean devoid of vulgarity. So as a judge, I will move on”. When asked whether this means he will now judge Mussarat, he says “I had a talk with the channel authorities and we have come to a mutual decision. As Abhijeet the person, I stand by the ideologies I have even today. But the judge in me will rate Mussarat and the show will go on!!”.
Tarun Mehra, Business Head, Zee TV further confirms this and says, “Yes, we have amicably sorted things out. Abhijeet will be continuing”. When put the same question whether he will now judge Mussarat, Tarun Mehra comes up with a quick reply, “He has to judge him!! As a person, we respect his sentiments, but as a judge he needs to keep the show’s format also in mind!!”. Well, as this controversy dies down, wonder what we have in store for us next in Ek Se Badhkar Ek!!
Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh