Indian Idol, among other “reality” TV shows, has long been infamous for emotionally manipulating viewers by adding just a tad bit of drama. With Anu Malik, Vishal Dadlani and Neha Kakkar as judges, the show kicked-off its tenth season and people are just realising that the drama is getting a bit too much to handle.
Often accused of banking on sob stories of contestants to crank up the TRPs, Indian Idol became the butt of all jokes on Twitter this season. Twitter erupted with a flurry of jokes as people called out the show for being too over-dramatic, most of which was targetted on Neha Kakkar. Kakkar, who once participated as a contestant on the show’s second season in 2006, quickly fell victim to the internet trolls as the memes mocked how the show’s proclivity to emotional drama.
Here are some of the funniest reactions on Twitter:
Riding on the urban poor quota
* Indian Idol Auditions *
Contestant – Mere paas Netflix aur Amazon Prime ka subscription nahi hai. Doston ka password use karta hun
Neha Kakkar : pic.twitter.com/f8yooj58w3
— Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) July 11, 2018
The one with the dukhiyari Maa
— Gulshan Laassi (@gulshanlassi) July 10, 2018
*cries in privilege*
— Rishav Mishra (@theNormieGuy) July 9, 2018
All dem music lessons are gonna suck your bank accounts dry anyway
How to get selected in #IndianIdol
Sir me bahut gareeb ghar se hu
— Aditya Abhyankar(@Adicordesh178) July 10, 2018
A moment of silence for those who are made to watch Indian Idol with family
I have huge respect for the viewers of reality shows like #IndianIdol. If you have 10 contestants in one hour, you have to cry 11 times. 10 times on the life stories of 10 contestants, and 11th time on your decision to watch it.
— Paresh Rawal fn (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) July 8, 2018
— (@nillkool) July 11, 2018
That username tho
* Indian Idol Auditions *
Me : Dombivli se Dadar tak Mumbai Local mein seat nahi mili.
Neha Kakkar : pic.twitter.com/Zhr8wJMprn
— Gaitonde Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) July 11, 2018
When ya know you’ve hit a goldmine
— ImPerfect Square aka AraamKhor (@Anant_yo) July 12, 2018
No drama? Next!
Judge : Start @VarunsQueen Sings….
Judge : Sorry..You are not selected !!
Sakshi: Kahan galti ki maine ?
Judge: Aapne Emotional Story to Sunai Hi nahi..
— (@RnSrksrider) July 9, 2018
Kakkar acknowledged the trolls and decided to give it back to them. “Next time, please troll me for my loud laughter as well. In fact, why don’t you troll me for helping needy people?” she wrote on Twitter.
— Neha Kakkar (@iAmNehaKakkar) July 12, 2018