FIR lodged against Amitabh Bachchan over question on 'KBC'
He asked a question related to an ancient text, that angered some viewers.
An FIR has been lodged against Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and the makers of his popular quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati for allegedly “hurting Hindu sentiments”.
The problem arose following a question that Bachchan asked in the ‘Karamveer’ episode, on which social activist Bezwada Wilson and actor Anoop Soni were guests.
The question for Rs 6,40,000 and 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.
The answer was Manusmriti. Explaining the answer, Amitabh Bachchan said in Hindi that in 1927, Ambedkar condemned the ancient Hindu text Manusmriti and also burned copies of it to prove a point against the caste system.
However, the episode did not go down well with a section of social media users who started using the hashtag #BoycottKBC. Some Hindu activists have accused the showmakers of running 'leftist propaganda', while others blamed it for 'hurting Hindu sentiments'.