Since the first season (2004-2005), apart from selecting a not so deserving singer as INDIAN IDOL, one thing which has always remained consistent with the immensely well-liked show is the judge ANU MALIK.
The talented jury members like SONU NIGAM, JAVED AKHTAR, FARAH KHAN, UDIT NARAYAN, KAILASH KHER, SONALI BENDRE and ALISHA CHENAI kept on getting recycled but “ANU JI” never left his supreme chair.
He kept on talking and media gave his kibitz a rank of being straight forward and cheeky. This increased his buoyancy and then in no time he started resembling an egoist and over confident being.
But there was always a pun; His innumerable irritating remarks and comments increased the TRP of the shows and so the bequest of slighting the participants and his fellow judges was continued with perfection by “ANU JI”.
“ANU JI” has got a habit of declaring results of INDIAN IDOL (though his prophecies are yet to come true). The audition rounds make him suggest the results of top 10 and if he finds a female participant beautiful, it can even be top 5. I personally doubt if he represents the whole of
One more fact about “ANU JI” is that he asks all the participants selected in the audition round to go outside the audition room and brag about themselves. In his words,
“BAHAR JAAO AUR BOLO KI
I am grateful to SALIM (one of the judges of II 5) to interrupt him while he was suggesting the same to one of the GIRL contestants.
“ANU JI”, “ANU JI”, “ANU JI”….. Why do you blow your own horn?
“If he is a good singer then I qualm my understanding about music,” said ANU once while all other judges were in favor of a singer and he was not.
“ANU JI” your understanding of music starts from getting motivated or in your ancient words, “getting inspired” and mixing the composition according to your willingness and finally releasing the track in the market.
“ANU JI” has one more trait, his caliber of insulting and fighting with his fellow jury members. He is not only good but a trend setter when it is about having ego clashes with others of equal or maybe better music sense than him.
INDIAN IDOL happened to copy the format of AMERICAN IDOL with full copyrighted authentication but ANU MALIK has never cared about it ever in his life.
Pick up a song which is famous and hum able and clothe it. That was his policy.
But then one charlatan always reverberates with the other.
So does INDIAN IDOL with “ANU JI”. They both have a mutual understanding which is beautified by the attention giving Indian public.
INDIAN IDOL & ANU JI: AN IDEAL MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!
amit mohan... :)