Amitabh Bachchan faces FIR over controversial question in ‘KBC 12’

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


The makers of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 12’ and its host, Amitabh Bachchan have landed in hot water over a question in the popular Sony TV show.

Reports say that the controversy came about over a question related to Manusmirti in the Karamveer episode at the weekend. The show also featured social activist Bezwada Wilson and actor Anoop Soni.

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 the answer, Bachchan said, “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 uproar was caused after social media users accused the show of “leftists propaganda”, while others blamed it for “hurting Hindu sentiments”.

The FIR was registered in Lucknow.