On September 29, the first episode of popular infotainment show, Kaun Banega Crorepati was aired and since then it has been going strong day after day. However, over the weekend the show got itself into a controversy over a question.
The controversy was created after Amitabh Bachchan asked a question related to Manusmirti in the Karamveer episode. The episode saw social activist Bezwada Wilson and actor Anoop Soni came as guests.
The question for Rs 6,40,000 was, On 25 December 1927, Dr. BR Ambedkar and his followers burned copies of which scripture? The options given were, a) Vishnu Purana, b) Bhagavad Gita, c) Rigdev, and d) Manusmriti.
After answering the question, Amitabh Bachchan also said that “In 1927, Dr. BR Ambedkar condemned the ancient Hindu text Manusmriti to ideologically justify caste discrimination and untouchability and he also burned copies of it.”
The question did not go well with the netizens as several users started accusing the show of running the “leftists propaganda”, while others blamed it for “hurting Hindu sentiments”.
— आर्य वाणी (@aryavaani404) November 3, 2020
— irfan shaikh (@ROYALIRFAN) November 3, 2020
Looks like #KBC12 is going intellectual bankrupt as hv to survive for popularity by hurting sentiments
— mohn nkm (@mohn_nkm) November 3, 2020
An FIR was also lodged against Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) and its host Amitabh Bachchan in Lucknow.