Singer Neha Kakkar, who features as one of the judges on reality TV music show Indian Idol 11, was forcibly kissed by a contestant.
During the audition round, as the 31-year-old spoke with the contestant on stage who asked her if she recognized him, she was suddenly kissed by him on the cheek.
In a snippet from a promo video that was shared by Sony TV, the singer is seen accepting a gift from the participant who received a hug from her. The video shows the host of the show Aditya Narayan in shock, while fellow-judge Anu Malik is also seen expressing surprise.
The singer is seen steeping away from the participant following the episode.
This is Ms. Kakkar’s second stint as a judge on Indian Idol.
Neha is a popular singer who has sung various covers and remixed renditions of iconic Bollywood songs apart from producing many originals.
She began her career in the music industry by participating in Indian Idol’s second season in the year 2006.
She is best known for tracks like “Kala Chashma”, “Aankh Mare” redux from Simmba, and “Nikle Currant” among many others.