From youngsters to the ones, aged with time, music has left a deep-rooted commitment to every human being in every stage of life. Music is an embodiment of love, anger, passion, and melancholy expressed through profound lyrics, tunes, and rhythms.
Case in point, Shanmukha Priya is one of the contestants in Indian Idol season 12. Recently, the Indian Idol 12 contestant was on the receiving end of trolls on social media platforms in the wake of her performance in the latest episode of the singing reality show.
A certain section of social media users launched a scathing attack on her performance of Shravan Rathod’s Humko Sirf Tumse Pyaar Hai and demanded her expulsion from the contest.
Amid several demands and comments to reject her from the show, the 17-year-old contestant replied to the trolls by saying that she takes online hate with “a pinch of salt”.
The show made the headlines after Amit Kumar slammed the quality of singing after judging a tribute episode for his dad, the legendary singer Kishore Kumar.
“I came to know about the happenings only after a few of my well-wishers reached out to me. I tried to take the trolls with a pinch of salt,” Priya told Yo! Vizag in an interview.
Meanwhile, Shanmukha Priya’s mother Ratnamala also shared her views on the whole episode. “Shanmukha is trying to experiment with genres. As far as the choice of songs is concerned, all the contestants in Indian Idol perform the tracks given to them by the showrunners. Despite receiving criticism, she has been fortunate to get double the love and affection from the viewers,” she said.
Shanmukha added that she will try and “put my best efforts to showcase my skills in the coming rounds.” Earlier, Indian Idol 12 host Aditya Narayan addressed the trolling, adding tha the contestants are learning to receive and handle condemnation at an early stage of their careers.
“Accha hai. They are getting to know the harsh reality of the world outside the reality show. As their fans grow, so will the critics. It is inevitable,” he had said while emphasizing the show which ‘is the no.1 reality show for 26 weeks running’. “Do I need to defend it?” he had asked.