MUMBAI: Indian Idol, one of the biggest platforms to showcase singing talent in the country, is back with its 10th season. The esteemed judges—Anu Malik, Vishal Dadlani, and Neha Kakkar—have toured the nation extensively to find the best talent from small towns and cities. Ace composer Anu Malik has been associated with the show from its inception, and viewers have seen a variety of his moods. We present you with 10 different avtars of the eccentric Anu Malik seen over the years.
The noted composer has won numerous awards for his musical renditions. A veteran in the entertainment industry, Anu Malik is viewed as a father figure owing to his credible musical contributions. His infallible sense of humour and honest advice make him one of the most respected icons of the industry.
Anu Malik has a flair for composing offbeat shayari on the spot. Every time a contestant has given a remarkable performance, the composer has appreciated the singer with poetic couplets in his own incredible way. With the 10th season slated to air soon, we are confident of Anu Malik raising the entertainment quotient for everyone!
Legend in the Music Industry
The musical legend has composed heart-rending music for hugely successful movies such as Baazigar, Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee, Border, and Ajnabee. Anu Malik has also been nominated for 50 different awards in the industry and has won more than 14 of them, by no means an easy feat!
Anu Malik is famous for his spontaneity and ready wit. His remarkable ability to weave humour into even the most serious situations has made him one of the favourite judges on Indian Idol till date.
The ace musician is revered as an innovator owing to the masterpieces composed by him. He has always been patient with the contestants and encouraged them to better themselves in regard to ragas, tempo, voice modulation, etc., by offering them sound advice.
Funny Man of the Show
Anu Malik brings the much-needed element of humour into Indian Idol. His brand of whacky humour is more prominent when he interacts with funny contestants who appear for the auditions without a trace of musical ability in them. The viewers and his co-judges love the funny banter between Anu and the aspiring singers.
The Judge with a Golden Heart
Despite all the sternness that Anu Malik exhibits on the show and the finesse that he expects from Indian Idol contestants, he is a real sweetheart. He is known to have given opportunities to budding singers in the industry. One of the most prominent examples would be of Monali Thakur, who was given the golden opportunity to sing a movie song (Moh Moh Ke Dhaage in Dum Laga Ke Haisha), which even won her a national award!
The musical maestro is known for giving accurate advice to contestants who aspire to win the coveted title of ‘Indian Idol’. When the judges agree that certain aspirants simply lack any musical ability, Anu Malik doesn’t sugarcoat his words while advising them to choose another passion to pursue.
A Strict Disciplinarian
Audiences and his co-judges have witnessed the stern side of Anu Malik at times. On a few occasions, certain aspirants have been unapologetically rude or arrogant, only to receive a resounding scolding from Anu Malik himself to set them straight! No fooling around with this judge; Indian Idol means serious business for him!
The Stylish Judge
Anu Malik appears to effortlessly dress well for his part on Indian Idol. He exhibits a distinct style backed with substance that sets him apart from the rest. Anu Malik sure comes across as a cool cat as he smoothly judges millions of Indian Idol aspirants.