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A miffed Alka Yagnik poured water on Abhijeet’s head as he refused to stop badgering her on the sets of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs

KUNAL M SHAH (MUMBAI MIRROR; June 25, 2009)

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Recently, singer Abhijeet got a taste of this while shooting with Alka Yagnik, who is his co-judge on the show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa L’il Champs. While the two have a rather colourful history of fights, this recent incident takes the cake.

A couple of days ago, Alka lost her temper and poured a pitcher of Gangajal over Abhijeet’s head.

A source from the sets said, “To boost the morale of the female contestants, Alka Yagnik gifted a make up kit to Shalini Mukherjee, who she felt has been performing well consistently. This became a bone of contention between Alka and Abhijeet, who thought Shalini’s singing wasn’t as good as the others. Abhijeet also felt Shalini did not deserve the reward. However, Alka’s justification was that the gift was just a small token of appreciation so that the kids are encouraged to improve their performance with every passing week. Gradually, the argument escalated and Alka
lost her cool. That Abhijeet kept sprinkling holy water on Alka (participant Hemant Brijwasi’s father had got the water from Mathura) throughout the episode, further tested her already flagging patience. She was so furious that she grabbed the pitcher of holy water and poured it over Abhijeet’s head. Kailash Kher, who was the guest judge, was shocked.”

Abhijeet said, “We have been pulling each other’s leg for long now. I never ever intended to hurt or insult Alka. Small issues keep cropping up between us. I was just sprinkling some Gangajal on her but she suddenly poured all the water over me. The atmosphere was tense and the shoot stopped for more than two hours. When asked why she did it, she said that I was sprinkling water in installments and she did it in one go. I have not spoken to her after the incident.”
Alka Yagnik said, “I don’t want to say anything. Let people see what happened. Abhijeet had been bugging me for two days. Problems between us keep happening all the time and I gave him an answer once and for all.”