Sunidhi Chauhan has been recognized as a singer all the time, but did you know her ability for mimicking other artists? It’s one she says she left a “long time ago” because some people took offense. Talking to media she said that she quit mimicry just because she realized that some of the people feel offended so she gave it up. She was then asked to mimic the famous musician Anu Malik’s style of singing and interacting.

Sunidhi Chauhan will be adjudging the fifth season of Sony Entertainment Television’s Indian Idol alongside Anu Malik and Salim Merchant. Her hit songs like ‘Shut Up and Bounce’ and “Deedar De” at the launch, has been a brand in Bollywood singing for over 12 years.

She started her singing career after winning the music competition on Doordarshan “Meri Awaz Suno” and continued to give hit songs to the Hindi cinema. She has sung number of hit songs like Dhadak Dhadak from Bunty Aur Babli, Bhaage Re Mann from Chameli, Mehboob Mere from Fiza, Dhoom Machale from Dhoom, Bedi Jaliale from Omkara and Chor Bazaari from Love Aaj Kal are included with many others.

Sunidhi also discloses that one of her objects to join the show was her desire to meet small town candidates – and inspire them. She is also on the lookout for a versatile singer. She said that their main focus this time is going to be on getting an excellent singer – a singer who sings everything, including classical and then maybe some western. That will be a complete package.

“Indian Idol 5” will go on air starting next week Monday and will be telecast from Monday to Thursday every week at 9 p.m.