Neha Kakkar gifts Rs 1 lakh to Indian Idol 11 contestant to go home and celebrate Diwali


Moved by a contestant’s story of how for the past six years, he has been working in a factory and could not visit his family in Diwali, only heard crackers bursting in a distance, Indian Idol judge and noted singer Neha Kakkar gifted the contestant Rs 1 lakh cheque so that he could go home and celebrate Diwali with his family.

Highly moved Neha asked the contestant named Diwas from Jharkhand to get himself an air ticket and buy new clothes and sweets for his family. Vishal Dadlani also praised him for his ‘saaf dil’.

Diwas said that he filled up with joy when Sachin Tendulkar praised him for his singing.       

Recently, Neha Kakkar was forcibly kissed by a contestant. 

Aditya Narayan was quoted by Times of India as saying, “You can’t really foresee these things. It’s not a normal thing. Judges have come on stage a thousand times. I am sure he didn’t mean it in an inappropriate way. I understand what it is to have fans who are obsessed. I know this man has a tattoo of Neha on his hands. So in some way this man must have immense love for her. You kind of feel for them as well. But you need to make them aware of where to draw the line.”

Vishal Dadlani, however, thought of calling the police. Replying to a fan’s comment on the incident, Vishal had said “I suggested that the Police be called, but Neha decided to let the guy off the hook. He definitely needs psychiatric help, and we will try to help him get that, if we can. #IndianIdol11.”. The fan had written, “@VishalDadlani sir uss launde ko chamet maarni chahiye thi (Sir you should have slapped the guy).. how dare he do such a thing.. I hope he was not let off easily.”