By Hindustan Times
Sony’s Indian Idol returns on the tube with Season 6 from June 1, but this season the channel has a surprise in store for the audiences. For the past five years, this popular adaptation of the Idol format has served as the ultimate platform for budding singers across the nation.
And though it has stuck to the original format of the international show all these years, this season the production team will bring a novelty factor. Instead of the three judges — Sunidhi Chauhan, Salim Merchant and Anu Malik, Indian Idol will have four judges on the panel this time.
File Photo: AR Rahman
The producers have asked music maestro AR Rahman to join the team and are awaiting his response. A source close reveals, “Rahman has been approached but he hasn’t reverted. Indian Idol 6 will begin next month with the auditions that will air for almost a month.
If Rahman comes on board, then he will be seen in the Gala round (second round of selections).” Rumours are that if Rahman declines the offer due to his busy schedule, then the team will approach other big names from the music industry.
Among other firsts, the new season of the show will see promotions take an emotional route.
The tone of the promos are based on their catchphrase ‘Har idol ke peeche hote hain najane kitne idol’ (behind every idol, there are many other idols as well). With the popularity of the reality show, the channel is leaving no stone unturned to create the right buzz.