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Netizens Slam Rising Star Judges Neeti Mohan, Diljit Dosanjh, Shankar Mahadevan For Sexist Prank

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| March 25 , 2019 , 17:12 IST

Colors’ hit reality show ‘Rising Star 3’ has got itself in a spot of bother over a prank by its judges Shankar Mahadevan, Diljit Dosanjh and Neeti Mohan which may have backfired.

The popular singing reality TV show is out with its latest season and on episode three, it called two contestants, a singing duo. After establishing that they make quite a Jai-Veeru kind of pair, the two went on to praise Neeti.

One of the contestants said that Neeti was looking ‘Kadak and Raapchik in a laal saree‘. The sad part comes now. Immediately Neeti ranted against their cheat language and threatened to kick them out.

The singer stated, “I am representing all the girls here and I don’t allow this. No one can talk to me, or any girl like this in this country or any country. We three judges don’t approve this, the show doesn’t approve this, the channel doesn’t approve this way of talking.”

She threatened to disqualify one of them and threatened to leave. Upon seeing Shikhar shaken to the core, Neeti began to laugh. Diljit and Shankar, too, began to laugh. Neeti revealed that they were all joking and this was a prank set up by them to scare Shikhar.

Shikhar and Kunal heaved a sigh of relief. They touched Neeti's feet as a sign of respect. Twitter user and gender equality activist, Kirthi Jayakumar, then took to the social media website to publish a thread of tweets condemning the actions of the judges.

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She said that she was “absolutely appalled” at how the #MeToo movement had been thrown “under the bus”.

Shikhar and Kunal went on to sing Tera Yaar Hoon Main and managed to impress the judges and the audience and made it to the second round, in case you wanted to know.

The Twitter thread against the so-called 'prank' is only gaining heat now. Let us see, where this outrage leads to.