Singing reality show Indian Idol is currently in the middle of its 14th season but the Amit Sana, the runner-up of the first season has stirred the hornet’s nest by accusing singer Abhijeet Sawant, who was the first winner of the popular show. One of the several accusations that Amit made was that of his voting lines were blocked by show makers two days before the finale, to make Abhijeet win. Now, Abhijeet has retorted by calling Amit ‘naive’.
In an interview with News 18 Showsha, Abhijeet said that several reasons are responsible for a contestant’s win in a reality show and targeting Amit was impossible since he was not the only contestant in the finale.
“He is very naive,” said Abhijeet about Amit and continued to say, “I have been to many competitions. There are several reasons why you lose a competition. It is not just one thing. He should not forget that he was the runner-up. It wasn’t like we both were the only talented boys in the show, there were several other talented people in that competition.”
Abhijeet added, “I feel, his people have conveyed such allegations to him and it can be sentimental also. It can be their own opinion also. The entire India was voting for us. How is it possible that one of us was getting votes and the other one wasn’t? Indian Idol 1 was also being monitored by the international team. I remember they used to be there on sets all the time.”
After 19 years of the first season, Amit also said that there was political influence behind Abhijeet’s win.
To this, Abhijeet said, “I find it unfair to discuss such matters now,” he said. The singer also said that there is no point in discussing this matter after almost two decades of the show.