Sony TV's popular singing reality show Indian Idol 12 welcomed renowned singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya for the first time. The episode was aired on Saturday and got a thunderous response from the audience. Abhijeet shared the stage with Udit Narayan. The singer was clearly impressed with the contestants and their rendition of '90s melodies. After the success of the episode, Abhijeet spoke to PeepingMoon about his experience and Amit Kumar's controversy.
Talking about the controversy around Kishore Kumar special episode, Abhijeet said it was blown out of proportion. "There is no controversy. I spoke to Amit Kumar ji after the incident. Firstly, he didn't say the statement on camera. It was neither a video nor audio. People trusted what print media told them. It was blown out of proportion unnecessarily," Abhijeet told.
Praising the contestants of Indian Idol 12, Abhijeet said, "They took me back to the '90s. They have to present something new every weekend. Every episode has a different theme, songs and they have to mould themselves according to it. They are singing different songs belonging to different genres. It is very difficult. Yeh log apna talent dikha rahe hai aur aise mein competition ho hi nahi sakta. They are the ultimate singers. Aisa lagta hai ki ek saath 10 Amitabh Bachchan kade kar diye. Kya competition karoge aap? Aap Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan aur Salman Khan ke beech competition kar sakte ho lekin agar sab Bachchan sahab hai toh kya karoge? Ho hi nahi payega."