For Neha Kakkar, life has come to a full circle. The singer, who featured on Asia's 100 Digital Stars by Forbes in 2020, participated in Indian Idol 2 but got eliminated early. Currently, she is judging the same reality show along with Vishal Dadlani and Himesh Reshammiya since 2018. Now, a video of Neha performing on the stage on Indian Idol 2 in the year 2006 has gone viral.
In the viral video, Neha can be heard singing the song Aisa Lagta Hai from Refugee. However, she failed to impress the judges- Anu Malik, Farah Khan and Sonu Nigam. After her performance ended, Anu, in his own unique way, said that he felt like slapping himself. He did it to demonstrate his anger. This left Neha shocked.
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Anu asked Neha, "Neha Kakkar... Teri awaaz sun kar lagta hai main apne mooh par maaroon thappad, yaar! Kya ho gaya hai tere ko." Well, years later, Neha and Anu worked together as the judges of Indian Idol 10 and 11.
Neha started her singing career at a tender age and performed at religious events. She shot to fame in 2012 with the song Second Hand Jawaani from Cocktail. Since then, there is no looking back for her. Right now, Neha is one of the most successful singers and performers in India and also hosts multiple concerts globally.