Superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his hit show Kaun Banega Crorepati land in distress for asking a controversial question on the quiz show.
During Friday’s special Karamveer episode which featured Magsaysay award winning social activist Bezwada Wilson and Crime Patrol host Anup Soni, Big B asked a question which the accusers in their FIR say has hurt ‘Hindu sentiments’.
The question that irked netizens was: On 25 December 1927, Dr. BR Ambedkar and his followers burned copies of which scripture? The answer to the question is Manusmriti and after announcing it, Big B said that in 1927, Dr. BR Ambedkar doomed the ancient Hindu text Manusmriti and also burned copies of it. The explanation given by the legendary actor was not liked by netizens.
A BJP MLA in Maharashtra on Tuesday approached police looking for action against megastar Amitabh Bachchan and makers of TV show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 12’ for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments. Abhimanyu Pawar, BJP legislator from Ausa in Latur district, in a complaint to Latur SP Nikhil Pingle said action should be taken against Bachchan and Sony Entertainment Television over a question asked during Friday’s episode.
A part of the social media also erupted in resentment, with calls to boycott KBC, blaming the show for promoting ‘Leftist’ ideas and ‘hurting Hindu sentiments’. Well, we have to wait and see the next action that the channel would take to counter the blame.