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Sonali Bendre to judge Indian Idol 4

After judging Sony's Mr and Ms TV, Bendre will join Anu Malik and Javed Akhtar as a judge on the music reality show.

tv Updated: Apr 30, 2008 15:52 IST
Bidisha Singha

After judging Sony's Mr and Ms TV, Sonali Bendre is back on the chair. She is the fourth member of the Indian Idol 4 jury, which includes Anu Malik and Javed Akhtar along with the other new entrant Kailash Kher . Kher and Bendre are replacing Udit Narayan and Alisha Chinai .

Albert Almeida , channel herad, Sony TV, was reluctant to confirm Bendre's entry but did say that the channel is in talks with the actress.

Star presence
Almeida is confident that Bendre will add glamour to the show. But why pick a person who isn't a music expert, as a judge? She is very balanced and her opinions are sound.

Besides Indian Idol is not just about singing. We are here to pick a performer, Almeida reasons. The other three judges are known for their frankspeak. But Bendre is known to be politically correct. So, how does she fit in? She shine by contrast, Almeida smiles.

Some more
Almeida says that Indian Idol 4 will see several other changes. He confirms the news that Meiyang Chang and Deepali Kishore are the anchors for the auditions.