New Delhi: A video from season 11 of Indian Idol is going viral on social media where judges Anu Malik, Neha Kakkar, and Vishal Dadlani were left into splits during the performance of a contestant named Pawan Kumar. During the auditions, Anu Malik slapped himself multiple times after Pawan Kumar’s performance and left his fellow judges in shock and awe.
In the video, he can be seen leaving the judges stumped with his off-key singing. Listening to his un-melodious singing, Anu Malik slapped himself several times, Neha was in shock and Vishal puts his hand on his head and winced in pain. Pawan Kumar sang the song ‘Bulleya’ from Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. His singing was loud and totally off-key. At one point, he got a hoarse and stopped to drink water. Anu Malik then joked, “Pani piyo! Jaise sur utar aaya hai gale se, pani bhi utrega (Drink water! The way melody disappeared down your throat, the water will too).”
As Anu Malik started slapping himself, Neha Kakkar tried to stop him and said, “Arre, lag jayegi (You will hurt yourself)! He is hitting himself. Awaaz aa rahi hai (The sound of the slap is reverberating).”She then held the microphone up to his face to capture the sound of his slaps.
Incidentally, Anu also slapped himself during Neha’s audition on Indian Idol, several years ago. Recently, a video of the same went viral, in which he looked unimpressed after hearing her sing and told her, “Neha Kakkar… Teri awaaz sun kar lagta hai main apne mooh par maaroon thappad, yaar! Kya ho gaya hai tere ko (I feel like slapping myself after hearing you sing. What happened to you)?” He also slapped himself to demonstrate his anguish.
Currently, Indian Idol is ongoing with its 12th season. It is hosted by Aditya Narayan and is judged by Anu Malik, Neha Kakkar and Manoj Muntashir. he shoot setup has been shifted to Daman amid the outbreak of novel Coronavirus pandemic as the shooting of films and TV shows have been put to halt in Mumbai in this situation.