Recently, a Reddit user opened up about the experience of attending a concert by Udit Narayan, Kumar Sanu, and Alka Yagnik and her experience left many readers shocked and angry. In this verified thread, Reddit user u/niketyname said:
“I went to the Rewind Concert yesterday with Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan, and Kumar Sanu. Got grossed out after seeing how tharki the male singers are”
While sharing the details about the concert, the user mentioned:
“The 3 singers performed in ~20 mins sets of their own before coming together at the end. Kumar came out first and I noticed he was making lewd comments at the female host and hold her arm and waist. She was complimenting him as an artist with facts about his career and he totally turned it around and said “aapko dekh kar to bolti band ho gayi hai gaane kaise gau ga” She was visibly uncomfortable and it put me out for a bit but ignored it so I can enjoy the show.”
The user further added how Alka Yagnik touched the hearts of many with her melodious voice. And, then Udit Narayan came back with her wife on stage. Sharing the details about his behavior, the user mentioned:
“Then comes out Udit, and he was accompanied by his wife Deepa few times to sing some parts. He was the most energetic in my opinion, doing dance movements and walking the stage a lot more than the other two. When the female host came out again, he also made comments about her appearance and touched her several times.
She joked that his wife is here, but he said that it’s fine to have a wife but having a girlfriend is a thing too. I was grossed out, the host was maximum 30 years old and was being very professional. It must be so insulting to be reduced to your physical appearance and insinuating that he would sleep with her in front of hundreds of people.”
And, then as Udit went backstage, Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik came on stage and the situation got worse.
“Shortly after, Udit went backstage and Kumar and Alka came out to duet, in which he also touched her several times. Yes, the lyrics mentioned arms and being close, but she is a respected colleague who is trying to keep her composure. He would start at her shoulder and slide his hand down her arm. She even smacked him at one point and it was obvious it was out of frustration and not playful. Once the song ends she says into the mic “sanu ji aap gaate gaate chance na maare” to which he obviously only flirted back. It was so conflicting to watch that happen. I can only imagine what she deals with being on tour with them for months and backstage.”
Then Udit Narayan joined them. And, as per the user, he made the situation even more problematic.
“Then Udit comes out so it is the 3 of them, and he does the same to her. She comments that “aap bhi shuru matt hoiye” because they are getting to close to her and pressing up on her.”
In concluding the thread, the user mentioned,
“Trust me guys, I was so excited to see it he show as it was a Father’s Day gift, and I am aware there is a lot of stuff these powerful guys must get away with over their careers. I tried to ignore in the beginning but it became too much and I lost enthusiasm when I saw how Alka was responding to the touches. I can’t imagine trying to do what you love on stage and some old tharki guys keep touching you and embarrassing you, and trying to react gracefully. All in all, it was a good show till that happened and it was hard to ignore. Who knows what all these female singers also have to deal with in private.”
Many netizens came forward to express their disgust and anger.
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