Season 12 of the singing TV reality show Indian Idol is underway and singer Neha Kakkar is one of the judges. It will be interesting to know that she began her singing journey with the same show. Neha was the participant in the second season of the music reality show but unfortunately, she was eliminated quite early.
Years down the road, Neha Kakkar once again became the talk of the town owing to the popularity of the song Second Hand Jawani from the 2012 movie Cocktail. Recently, a video of the singer from the yesteryears auditioning at the Indian Idol season 2 has resurfaced on the internet. In the now-viral clip, Neha is singing the song Aisa Lagta Hai from the Refugee movie.
However, the now-popular singer failed to impress the judges during the Indian Idol 2 auditions. In fact, Anu Malik who was one of the judges on the show commented that he felt like slapping himself after her performance. He even demonstrated his frustration by slapping himself in anguish.
In the video clip, Anu Malik can be heard saying, “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..”
Neha Kakkar is now among the top-rated singers of Bollywood. The video is proof that one can learn from mistakes and make wonders happen in the future. Till now she has crooned many famous songs including Kaala Chashma, Dilbar, O Saki Saki, among others.
She also enjoys a massive fan following on her social media handles. Neha also has a few fan pages dedicated to her and she surely has a long way to go.
On her personal front, Neha Kakkar recently tied the knot with Rohanpreet Singh in October 2020. The duo is now the newest IT couple of the tinsel town.