Karunya is unbeatable: Farah Khan
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Karunya is unbeatable: Farah Khan

The Indian Idol 2 judge was so scared of Karunya being eliminated, that she sent him at least a 100 SMS votes.

india Updated: Apr 05, 2006 19:26 IST

Farah Khan, one of the three judges on Indian Idol 2, seems relieved after Anuj Sharma's elimination and says NC Karunya is the probable winner.

"Technically, Karunya is unbeatable. In fact, I was so scared of Karunya being eliminated that I sent him at least a hundred SMS votes," Farah told IANS.

"But I must say I have also warmed up to Sandeep's (Acharya) voice. Over the weeks he has become a fully likeable personality and performer. So it's a tough decision now."

In a photo finish finale, Anuj, one of the three finalists on Sony's Indian Idol 2, was voted out of the contest, leaving the coast clear for a two-pronged battle between Karunya and Sandeep.

Commenting upon Anuj's elimination, Farah said: "I guess Anuj had to go. It was unimaginable to me and the other judges (Sonu Nigam and Anu Malik) that either Karunya or Sandeep could be eliminated. In fact, I am surprised how Anuj survived so long and so far.

"I guess he was very lucky to have made it into the top three even after being eliminated in the piano round. Though we were sad to see him go, I guess there was no choice."

While Farah is thoroughly enjoying her stint as an Idol judge she also laments the lack of women contestants in the finals.

"I guess it's because girls vote in this country. The guys, therefore, get priority. Sadly, very deserving female contestants have got left behind this time. Do you know on American Idol it's the girls who win generally! I feel we need to change the trend on Indian Idol."

First Published: Apr 05, 2006 16:45 IST