An ex-contestant of Indian Idol 2012 recently took to Twitter giving some insights into the sets of the show and how Indian Idol, one of India's most renowned reality TV show, is actually the perfect platform for destroying your dreams.
Brief, nonchalant thread about my auditioning experience at Indian Idol 2012 and why I think it is a perfect platform to destroy your dreams as opposed to its common perception as a breeding ground for talent.
— Nishant Kaushik (@nofreecopies) 20 August 2018
Trust us, you don't want to stop at this tweet. Nishant has spoken in great depths, with 24 messages in the thread, about how the contestants are mistreated, misbehaved with and physically abused.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Soon, the news spread like wildfire reaching Mini Mathur, the host of the show back in the days. And to our surprise, she acknowledged all the mishaps saying this is one of the reasons why left the show.
This sucks. Thanks for forwarding me this thread. I wasn’t part of the 2012 season but I know most of what he has articulated is known to happen on reality tv. One of the reasons I bowed out. This incessant need to create false emotion.
RIP Organic, pure TV.
— Mini Mathur (@minimathur) 22 August 2018
Nishant goes on to talk about how everything is staged for TRP and entertainment. And if contestants disagree to comply, they're threatened to be kicked out of the auditions, sometimes, even slapped in front of thousands of people.
All this, just to get an audition, a fair chance to prove themselves. How far does one have to go to make their dreams come true? Is this worth it?
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