Anu Malik to stay on as judge in Indian Idol..

The channel authorities have finally convinced Anu Malik to stay put as the judge of Sony's Indian Idol.

Saturday, April 24, 2010 | 2:19:25 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: india-forums.com  |  Comments 14 Comments  |  5273 Views


Sony Entertainment Television has finally succeeded in getting into a compromise position with Anu Malik, and the latest update is that Anu will stay on to judge Season 5 of Indian Idol, which launches on April 26th. 

According to our source, "The channel and Anu wanted to come to a solution before the latter left to London last night. The channel authorities met Anu last night and the meeting was eventful. One of the main discussion points was that, Anu Malik expressed his displeasure about bright talents getting lost in the later stages of the show, when the entire decision to vote, rests with the public. In other words, Anu Malik demanded for a Veto power for the judges which would enable them to save the talented singers from going out of the show. The channel authorities did accept this suggestion, and promised to work out a format for the same".

For the uninitiated, there was a buzz of roping in either Mika Singh or Bappi Lahiri as judge, in case the channel failed to meet the demands of Anu Malik. However, the channel authorities were very confident that they could convince Anu Malik to stay on.

When contacted, Danish Khan, Marketing Head, Sony confirmed the news and said, "We were in talks with Anu Malik last night, and we succeeded in retaining him. We talked about certain issues, for which we have struck a compromise".

When asked about the details of the compromise, Danish Khan told us, "We cannot divulge much of it, as it is confidential. Anu Malik demanded an empowerment to be given to the judges to hold back the bright talents from going out of the show. We have accepted this suggestion, and will be taking this to the board. We have told him that once we are done with the launch of Indian Idol, we will surely sit to talk on this aspect".

With all the problems sorted out, guess we are now ready for the launch of the Season 5 of Indian Idolů

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  • Posted on: 30 April 2010 at 4:35pmorms

    It won't be the same without Anu Malik. And please... Bappi Lahri and MIKA?? Ewwwwwww!

  • Posted on: 29 April 2010 at 2:49pmmiggie

    Good new, i am happy he is on

  • Posted on: 24 April 2010 at 11:50pmokbaba

    but arent these judges the one who pick up the-not-so-talented singers in the first place.

  • Posted on: 24 April 2010 at 12:30pmbasket_101

    i really liked the suggestion he gave..
    the voting in the finals is soo stupid sometimes,,
    like in indian idol 3.. prashant won.. that was unbelievable.. i mean he was good.. but in terms of singing.. mait and emon were WAYY better..
    oh well...
    i hope nothin like dat happens now
    thanks :D

  • Posted on: 24 April 2010 at 6:54am-Rinki-

    Yaaaaaaaaayyyy =)

    Its fun with him :D

  • Posted on: 24 April 2010 at 6:41amAdil112

    thank god he is staying to judge the show i would have hated if bappi or mika was judging

  • Posted on: 24 April 2010 at 6:18amHayaa.m

    Good that he is back and i agree with his suggestion becoz last 3 or should i says 4 seasons became corrupted due to wrong voting by janta or just one state .. indian idol 1 was superb in terms of judgement, voting and quality of singers rest seasons were good only becoz of hussain minnee and chang anchoring where as judgement was below standard

  • Posted on: 24 April 2010 at 4:38amsweety_ursh

    hey who will host the indianidol????
    urbi!!!

  • Posted on: 24 April 2010 at 3:56amsjain

    gud ..he is still employed !!

  • Posted on: 24 April 2010 at 3:56amtennis2009

    i doot know why he is a judge he selection of singer is so worst he only know how to fight tht it he just for da publicity stunt if he left the show then he is no where

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