Asha Bhosle is the fourth judge on ‘Indian Idol 6’

Singing legend Asha Bhosle is set to join Anu Malik, Sunidhi Chauhan and Salim Merchant as the fourth judge on the sixth season of popular singing reality show Indian Idol

It was earlier reported that music maestro AR Rahman was approached to judge Indian Idol 6, but things didn’t work out. Now Asha Bhosle will be part of the reality show as a judge.“The first thing I will ever look for in any contestant is their sur. My focus will be on sur because it is the most important part of singing. I don’t like singers, who are not trained properly,” said Bhosle. “It is very important for singers to have classical training as it helps them to sing the right notes. If the foundation of a building is strong, it stands tall forever, similarly, classical training sets the base for good singing,” she added.

Bhosle, who is known for legendary songs like Ek pardesi, Piya tu ab to aaja and Yeh mera dil has earlier been a part of several reality shows as a celebrity judge, but Indian Idol 6 will see her taking her a full-fledged role as a judge on the show.

Indian Idol 6 is set to go on air June 1 on Sony channel.