It’s just three days left for Indian Idol season 5 to hit airwaves and it seems a furor regarding financial issues has cropped up amongst the jury. It’s well known that this season of Sony’s musical reality show has Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant on its jury panel.
Apparently a cold war has transpired between the channel and Anu regarding the injustice of payment shelled about to him and Sunidhi. Anu has, in fact, warned the channel to take a call immediately or else he can also quit the show.
A source reports, “Anu is being paid less than Sunidhi. While she gets a remuneration of almost 7.5 lakhs per episode, Anu gets 5 lakhs per episode. This vast difference had annoyed Anu so much that he is not co-operating with the producer now.”
Danish Khan, vice president and marketing head, Sony Entertainment Television quotes, “Yes, we have issues with Anu Malik but there is nothing that cannot be sorted out.”
This season of Indian Idol has already seen two replacements in the jury and maybe the count is on…..