Sonu against TRP-driven music reality shows

Last Updated: Feb 27, 2011, 17:52 PM IST

Mumbai: Playback singer Sonu Nigam, who returns as a judge for music reality show after a gap of six years, was initially apprehensive about his upcoming show `X-Factor`, as he does not believe in manipulating reactions and situations to garner TRPs.

"I was apprehensive about the show because I don`t trust music shows. They came to me three months back and I had said no. I feel they all go through the TRP route where they manipulate reactions and situations. Music is too pure for me and I don`t want to dilute it," Sonu told reporters in an interview.

"Initially I thought `X-Factor` would be like that too. But I realised that the team of Sony channel is into making this a biggest extravaganza on television. My consent is proof enough of my faith in the format," Sonu said.

The 37-year-old singer was the judge for two seasons of `Indian Idol`. Recently, he also judged children`s singing reality shows - `Little Champs` and `Chhote Ustaad`.

"I did not do any adult music shows because I thought there was lot of manipulation. I don`t see myself fitting into all this. I have had offers but I refused," Sonu said."

PTI