Neha Kakkar is one of the most prominent reality TV show judges today. However, Neha along with fellow judges Vishal Dadlani and Himesh Reshamiya has been missing from the last few episodes of Indian Idol 12.
Owing to the curfew in Maharashtra which restricts shooting in Mumbai, the set of the show was shifted to Daman. All three judges — Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani and Himesh Reshammiya chose to excuse themselves from joining the team.
Neha recently celebrated her six-month anniversary with husband Rohanpreet Singh. She has allegedly taken a break from work to focus on her private life.
Himesh cited previous commitments leading to his absence on the show. Vishal Dadlani took to Instagram to bust all rumours and reassuring his fans. He wrote, “A flood of messages yesterday, asking why I wasn’t on @indianidol2021 and whether I’m in good health.”
“1. I’m perfectly fine & isolating as we should all be. Helping others as best I can from here, working out and waiting for this storm to pass. 2. My parents are currently living with me, so to step outside and come back might put them at risk. If I went to Daman (where Idol is shooting in a tight bio-bubble), I’d have to stay in Daman itself, which I can’t do”.
The team of Indian Idol 12 is currently shooting in Daman and will continue to do so until the lockdown in Maharashtra is lifted. Last weekend, the show saw Anu Malik and lyricist Manoj Muntashir filling in for the judges. Aditya Narayan is back in action as the host of the show after recovering from COVID-19.
Until the shooting is shifted back to Mumbai, the trio will not be seen in Indian Idol 12.