Indian Idol 12: Javed Akhtar and Anu Malik compose a song for Arunita Kanjilal

This weekend, Indian Idol 12 contestants will pay tribute to Javed Akhtar by performing on his hit songs.

Indian Idol 12 fans will be in for a surprise this weekend as ace lyricist Javed Akhtar and composer Anu Malik will create a song live on the stage. In the upcoming episode of the reality show, Akhtar will suggest composing a new song for contestant Arunita Kanjilal, and Malik will jump at the opportunity.

After her performance on Veer Zaara’s “Tere liye”, the judges — Himesh Reshammiya, Sonu Kakkar and Anu Malik will heap praise on Arunita. The contestant will say that she is ready to do playback singing. On hearing this, Akhtar will pen a brand new song to test her skills.

In a video clip shared by Sony TV, host Aditya Narayan is seen telling Arunita Kanjilal that this will be her biggest challenge. In just a few minutes, the acclaimed lyricist will be ready with a romantic song. Malik will also whip up a tune in no time.



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Despite being nervous, Arunita will, however, impress the judges as she will manage to croon the composition effortlessly.

Talking about this prestigious opportunity Arunita Kanjilal in a statement said, “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that anyone could ever receive. I am very thankful to Indian Idol that it presented me with this platform. I am highly grateful for this opportunity where I could sing on the original lyrics penned by Javed Akhtar Saab and the beautiful music given by Anu Malik. I feel like I have achieved everything in my life. This episode is very special for me.”

Earlier, the channel had released a promo where Javed Akhtar complimented Arunita Kanjilal , saying that she reminded him of Lata Mangeshkar. He also lauded Pawandeep Rajan’s rendition of Sonu Nigam’s Kal Ho Na Ho calling his voice ‘honest and beautiful’.

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