Famous Indian singer, Asha Bhosle, made a guest appearance at the popular singing reality show “India Idol 5.” The episode will be aired on Sony TV on June 22, 2010. It will be a special tribute of famous Bollywood music composer, R.D. Burman. On June 27, 2010, will be the 71st birthday of R.D. Burman.
At her Twitter account, Asha Bhosle wrote, "Indian Idol planning a special on Pancham for his upcoming birth anniversary. I will appear on this episode. I am appearing on the show primarily because it's an episode devoted to Pancham (Burman's pet name)! He would have appeared as well and what a show that would have been,"
Asha Bhosle is very much excited but she also felt sad that the participants of the reality shows are not seen much after the show is over.
She has no complains against TV music shows and some performers are very talented but they just disappear after the show is over. Winners of music reality shows perform at concerts and make good money but they disappear the moment there is a new champion.
She further said, “Audiences watch the triumphs, anguish, failures and tears of contestants in reality shows. The shows appeal to human voyeurism tendency,"
Asha Bhosle will join with the three judges of the Indian Idol 5- Salim Merchant, Anu Malik and Sunidhi Chauhan. Cricket player, Irfan Pathan, would also attend the show as the brand ambassador of Reebok to promote special Indian Idol merchandise by the company.